Category: Toledo

Free Eye Exams Offered by Mercy College in Association with Prevent Blindness

The Mercy College Ophthalmic Technology Program hosted free, comprehensive professional eye exams on November 24, 2015. The evening clinic was organized by Michelle Lee, COA, Adjunct Lab Instructor, and Shayna Knack, Prevent Blindness NW OH Chapter Manager, to help fulfill the need for vision screenings in the area. Some individuals receiving exams were scheduled in coordination with the Toledo Public Schools Head Start Program.

The annual clinic took place on the Mercy College Toledo campus in the Ophthalmic Lab. Ms. Knack was assisted at the registration desk by Donna Campbell, COMT, OSA, Ophthalmic Technology Program Lead. Mercy College Ophthalmic Technology students performed patient history-taking and vision assessments, and assisted a licensed Optometrist during the examinations. Program faculty supervising the students were Ms. Lee and Crystal Stanfa, COT, Lab Assistant. Tia Tucker, OD, (Eye Institute of Northwestern Ohio) once again generously donated her time to assess patients and prescribe the appropriate vision correction prescription.

Eligible patients requiring a prescription were presented with a Prevent Blindness eyeglass voucher immediately following their exam. Vouchers are redeemable for new frames and lenses at local optical shops within the next month.

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Mercy College of Ohio Student Published in ASRT Journal

Lindsey Gutierrez, R.T. (R)(CT), a student in the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program at Mercy College of Ohio, was recently published in the ASRT’s Radiation Therapist, Volume 24, Number 2. Her article titled, “When Mom or Dad Have Cancer: Helping Kids Cope” originated from a course project experience in the Medical Imaging program.


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Radiologic Technology Students Participate in Annual Service Project

Current Mercy College of Ohio Radiologic Technology students recently provided 283 gifts for Lucas County Children’s Services for Christmas. The annual service project asks students to buy gifts for children, age infant to teen. Radiology faculty and others connected to the program at Mercy College also donated gifts. Each year the group counts this as their Christmas gathering, starting the gift wrapping frenzy with a pot luck luncheon. A spirit of generosity as the season begins is strong in the hearts of the Rad Tech students! View the photo of 16 of the 54 students.


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Halloween Isn't All About Candy

On October 28, members of the Gamma Delta chapter of Alpha Delta Nu, participated in the Mercy College “Trunk or Treat” event. Students showed children healthy Halloween treats and how to care for their teeth. Kids were given treats such as pumpkin faced clementines and mummy wrapped bananas to promote the Halloween spirit. Students wanted the snacks to be fun and healthy and they spoke to children about the importance of brushing and flossing, especially after eating Halloween candy. Children were given new toothbrushes and floss to ensure they had the tools they needed to get the job done. Jacob (pictured) enjoyed visiting the table. He received dental floss and a new toothbrush and learned how to properly brush. Carrie Franks mentions, “the student nurses made brushing fun, motivating Jacob to brush his teeth. Thank you!”

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Mercy College to Start $3 Million Construction Upgrade

Just as finals are over and the Christmas break begins on Monday, December 16, 2013, Mercy College of Ohio will begin phase one of a three-part science laboratory construction project. The $3 million dollar project, estimated to be completed in 2015, will create an interactive learning environment for Mercy College students.

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