Winners of the 2019 Outstanding Ophthalmic Technician Awards

Local Eye Site and Icare USA announce the winners of the Outstanding Ophthalmic Technician Awards in four regions of the U.S. The awards recognize the quality care and dedication of Ophthalmic Technicians, who demonstrate exemplary talents in clinical practices, patient care, and collaboration.

The winner in the midwest region is Vicenta Krieger of NorthShore University HealthSystem in Glenview, IL. The northeast winner is BethAnn Furlong-Hibbert of Cornea and Laser Eye Institute in Teaneck, NJ. Greta Edwards of Raleigh Eye Center in Raleigh, NC won in the southeast, and Shannon Segall of Damiano Eye Consultants in Castle Rock, Colorado won in the west. This exceptional group exhibits teamwork with doctors and colleagues, and industry leadership through peer mentorship.

Also receiving prizes are the those who nominated winners. Thoughtful and descriptive nomination entries from these nominators shared the personal stories of the awardees. Winning nominators include Patricia Galassini for Shannon Segall, Stacey Lazar for BethAnn Furlong-Hibbert, Jackie Chervets for Vicenta Krieger, and Jessee Helsabeck for Greta Edwards.

The awards program is established by Local Eye Site and is sponsored by Icare USA. Local Eye Site has granted awards to Ophthalmic Techs three times before in previous years.

Each winner will receive $500 in the form of a Visa gift card, and the person that nominated the winner will receive a $250 gift card.

Sponsor, Icare USA, is also providing an Icare® ic100 tonometer to the ophthalmology practice where winners are employed, valued at $4,895.

Brad McCorkle, Founder and CEO of Local Eye Site, John Floyd, Icare USA President and CEO, and Holly Swain, Product Manager at Icare USA will be traveling from North Carolina to present awards to winners in-person at their practice in 2020.

Brad McCorkle, Founder and CEO of Local Eye Site, said “We congratulate all winners as well as the 100 individuals who participated in this program by nominating colleagues for the amazing work they do. I’m so impressed by this spirit of teamwork and support from ophthalmic professionals.”

“We’re delighted to show our appreciation to hard-working Ophthalmic Technicians,” said Icare President and CEO, John Floyd. “We’ve read countless inspirational stories and it’s clear to us that there are many individuals in this profession going above and beyond at work.”


Greta Edwards (left) and her nominator Jessee Helsabeck (right) of Raleigh Eye Center in Raleigh, NC.

Greta Edwards (left) and her nominator Jessee Helsabeck (right) of Raleigh Eye Center in Raleigh, NC.


Shannon Segall (right) and his nominator Patricia Galassini (left) of Damiano Eye Consultants in Castle Rock, CO.

Shannon Segall (right) and his nominator Patricia Galassini (left) of Damiano Eye Consultants in Castle Rock, CO.


Vicenta Krieger (left) and her nominator Jackie Chervets (right) of Northshore University HealthSystem in Glenview, IL.

Vicenta Krieger (left) and her nominator Jackie Chervets (right) of Northshore University HealthSystem in Glenview, IL.


BethAnn Furlong-Hibbert (left) and her nominator Stacey Lazar (right) of The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute in Teaneck, NJ.

BethAnn Furlong-Hibbert (left) and her nominator Stacey Lazar (right) of The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute in Teaneck, NJ.

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