Press Releases First Fred Friedfeld Memorial Scholarship Awarded at SUNY Published 6 years ago on December 9, 2014 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet The first-ever Fred Friedfeld Memorial Scholarship was one of 26 scholarships recently awarded at SUNY College of Optometry. Karen Levy, Class of 2017, was the first recipient of the scholarship established in honor of the late Fred Friedfeld, founder of ClearVision Optical. This past summer, the Friedfeld family created the scholarship to recognize current graduate students in optometry based on academic merit and financial need. Peter Friedfeld, son of Fred Friedfeld and Executive Vice President at ClearVision Optical, presented the award. “My father touched so many people throughout his life and in his 65 years since he founded ClearVision in 1949,” says Peter Friedfeld. “He believed in education, and was a mentor to so many. The endowment fund that has been established with SUNY Optometry helps to ensure that his presence continues in an industry he loved.” Fred Friedfeld became an optician after serving in the U.S. Navy and worked for several years in New York City, learning the optical trade. He founded ClearVision Optical at the age of 22 as a distributor of eyewear, and developed a lifelong reputation for personal service. With his wife, Mimi, who joined him in 1955, Fred grew his one man organization into one of the largest family-owned eyewear distributors in North America. Inquiries about the scholarship fund can be sent to the attention of Ann Warwick, VP of SUNY Optometry and executive director of the school’s Optometric Center of New York at [email protected]. Advertisement Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Bedell Named Exec Director of Ophthalmic Women Leaders Don't Miss Grassroots Nonprofit Makes it Easier to See The Black Board Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY TOPCON HEALTHCARE Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Now more than ever, you need to grow your practice beyond your physical location and deliver quality eye exams from virtually anywhere. Topcon RDx® is an innovative ocular telehealth platform that allows you to connect to your office remotely and conduct comprehensive eye exams, without sacrificing the quality care you provide. You may like Promoted Headlines Ray-Ban® Authentic Essilor Get More with Essilor Essilor 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR. Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Products8 hours ago ECPs Share their Best-Selling Collections for December 2020 Press Releases8 hours ago The Opticians Association of America Opens Registration for the 2021 OAA Virtual Leadership Experience Press Releases8 hours ago Ocular Partners Names New CEO and CFO Press Releases8 hours ago The Vision Council Grows Research Team with Appointment of Alysse Henkel Headlines2 days ago GlassesUSA.com Raises $45M America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Before You Start America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Get Your Contest Entry in Great Shape America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Basic Info and Stats America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: You Gotta Stand Out from the Crowd America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Photos Really Are Worth at Least a Thousand Words Sponsored Content1 week ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Sponsored Content2 weeks ago Get More with Essilor Sponsored Content2 months ago Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Headlines3 months ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Headlines3 months ago Video: Some Retailers Board Up Due to Election Unrest Fears Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines1 week ago Ophthalmologist Convicted of Fraud Could Receive Pardon from Trump Headlines1 week ago Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call Headlines2 days ago GlassesUSA.com Raises $45M Better Vision6 days ago The Latest Diagnostics to Help Eye Doctors Find and Monitor the Progression of Certain Eye Conditions Products1 week ago Innovation Meets Convenience With These 9 Clip Styles Products1 week ago Classic, Practical and Durable, 2021’s Latest Releases Coming In Strong Headlines6 days ago Ace Vision Raises $13.3M to Fund Laser Therapy Development Mark Hinton2 days ago It’s 2021! What’s Your Focus?