Snead Eye Group announces technician-training graduates

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Snead Eye Group announces technician-training graduates

Program trains individuals for careers in the ophthalmology field

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 18, 2013) – Snead Eye Group announces it has graduated four individuals from its technician-training program.

Last June, Snead Eye Group partnered with Southwest Florida Works, a local organization dedicated to improving the economy by helping people find jobs. A formal internship program was launched including on-the-job training to help get people back to work. Each intern student was provided study materials, a technician trainer with more than 20 years experience in the ophthalmology field and weekly lectures given by physicians to ensure his or her success.

In the past year under instructor Michael Fleishman, graduates of the program include Michael Adams, Nora Guerrero, Andrea Piscitelli and Farina Silverio.

“With the addition of electronic medical records and changes in the marketplace, Snead Eye Group became challenged with finding trained qualified ophthalmic technicians,” said Dr. John W. Snead, M.D., F.A.C.S., founder and medical director of Snead Eye Group. “Similar to the nursing shortage, eye care is feeling the pressure of having a readily available pool of people to recruit from.”

According to Dr. Snead, this training program will be ongoing in a continuing effort to boost our local economy and provide excellent eye care services to Snead Eye Group’s patients.

Founded by Dr. Snead in 1985, Snead Eye Group provides comprehensive eye care, including eye surgery to patients in Lee, Collier and surrounding counties.


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