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The Passing of Thomas J. Acara

Wednesday, April 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: NYSSO HQ
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It is with our deepest sympathy and compassion that we inform you of the passing of Thomas J. Acara, father to Janet Acara and beloved professor at Erie Community College. Born in Buffalo, NY in 1932, Mr. Acara passed away March 27 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Thomas Acara was an accomplished optician and a pioneer in the contact lens field. He was a well-respected professor at Erie Community College, a founding member of the Contact Lens Society of New York State and a member of the Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA). He is responsible for introducing the soft lens and was regarded as a contact lens specialist known for treating the most complex of vision problems until his retirement at age 83.The NYSSO Board of Directors, along with the Optical community, sincerely extend our most heartfelt sympathy to Janet and her entire family. 

The family has asked that any donations be made in Mr. Acara's name to
Erie Community College Foundation
Vision Care Technology
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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