City Tech Professor Appointed to Commission on Opticianry Accreditation

Brooklyn, NY — Kimberly Strickler, assistant professor of vision care technology at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), was recently appointed a voting member of the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation.


Recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA), the Commission is a not-for-profit organization that accredits two-year degree opticianry programs in the United States. It fosters excellence in opticianry education by setting standards, assessing effectiveness and identifying those academic programs that meet the standards with the goal of producing competent graduates.

In addition, Professor Strickler was appointed by the New York State Society of Opticians as a member of the Continuing Education Committee for licensed opticians in New York State.

Professor Strickler coordinates City Tech’s eyeglass clinic and ophthalmic dispensing. She is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners and is licensed in New York and Florida. She is presently secretary of the National Federation of Opticianry Schools, and a member of the New York State Society of Opticians and the Optical Women’s Association.

She received an associate of arts degree in counseling from Jordan College in Michigan, a BS in ophthalmic optics from The City University of New York (CUNY) and an MA in multicultural studies from the College of Staten Island/CUNY.

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York (CUNY) is the largest public college of technology in New York State. Located at 300 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, the College enrolls more than 16,000 students in 65 baccalaureate, associate and specialized certificate programs.