3 posts categorized "Outside Interests"

December 05, 2010

2010 EyeCare 20/20 Open a Huge Success

2020-Winners L-R:  Geoff Mitchell, Scott Leighton (consulation winner), Faraz Kahn (winner), Naim Bulbulia (runner-up), and Cary Silverman


The annual EyeCare 20/20 Open was played at the Chatham Club this past weekend.  This event has traditionally been the first open squash tournament of the season in New Jersey.  Once again, Geoff Mitchell did a wonderful job organizing the tournament, with over 45 entries!

Today's men's 5.5 finals pitted experience vs youth.  This year, youth prevailed with 17 year old Faraz Kahn outdueling squash vereran Naim Bulbulia in 3 games, 11-2, 11-9, 11-3.  Faraz is one of the top junior players in the country, and will competing in both the US and British Opens later this year!

Those interested can view the entire tournament draw, or view more pictures of the event.

July 14, 2010

Get LASIK and Help Build a Well: The Charity Water Project


Andy Sernovitz is a friend of mine who runs an excellent conference called "The How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing Conference".  The next conference is next week on July 20 in NYC.  I have worked with Andy in the past and highly recommend this conference.  In conjunction with this conference, Andy is attempting to raise $50,000 for Charity Water

Right now, almost a billion people don't have access to clean, safe drinking water.  That's one in eight of us.  charity:water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.  They use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need.  Just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years!

Watch this video, I am sure you will be enlightened and moved:

In an attempt to help Andy to reach his goal to raise $50,000, EyeCare 20/20 will donate $50 for every LASIK procedure that we preform from today through Labor Day.  I also invite any of our patients or readers to donate directly towards Andy's campaign.

January 28, 2010

My Photo365 Project

This post has nothing to do with eye care...

If you have ever been to my office, you will know that I love photography.  My walls a lined with Black & White photos that I collect and have taken.  Over the past 2 years much of my free time has been devoted to getting a Healthcare MBA from George Washington University.  Because of this, I have not taken any photos in this time.  Well, I am finished with my MBA, and I am in the process of getting back into photography.

My goals over the next few months were to re-learn Photoshop, learn Aperature, and begin taking pictures.  I recently bought a new high end Epson Stylus Pro 4880 printer and Colorbyte ImagePrint software.  I plan on upgrading my Nikon D1X with a Nikon D3x in the next month.

One of my favorite photo blogs is Digital Photography School, put out by Darren Roswe, of Pro Blogger Fame.  His last blog post featured a wonderful idea:  Photo365 Project.  Photo365 involves taking a photo a day over the next year, quite ambitious.  What a great way to get back into photography!  Well, I started yesterday, taking a picture while biking here in NJ with my I-Phone.

I plan on using all cameras at my disposal, my I-Phone, a compact Leica C-Lux 1, a range finder Leica M8, and my hopefully new Nikon D3x.  I will taking clinical pictures here in my office along with things I find interesting.  If you are interested, you can follow my progress on my Flickr site.  Hope you enjoy it, and please, let me know what you think!


Biking With my Shadow 1/365