The Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging celebrated its first year yesterday. Sarah Rosenbloom and her son, Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr. were present at an afternoon tea. Sarah mentioned her late husband, saying “Al knows what’s going on here. He likes it. If he didn’t, we’d hear about it!”
The Rosenbloom Center was the lifelong dream of Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., OD ’48, MA, DOS, and his wife, Sarah. Dr. Rosenbloom served as Dean of ICO from 1955 to 1972, President from 1972 to 1982, and is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. In 2010, Dr. Rosenbloom was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame.
The Rosenbloom Center provides primary and secondary vision care to adults, vision rehabilitation and adaptive technology for vision-impaired patients of all ages, occupational therapy, electrophysiology services, and psychological support. Since the Center’s opening last year, its Chief, Eric Baas, OD ’06, FAAO, has remained busy. The Rosenbloom Center has had 10,000 visits from 5,500 unique patients over the past year. The average age of patients is 70, with 10 patients being over 100 years old.
We will continue to honor Dr. Alfred A. Rosenbloom’s memory through the important work done at the Rosenbloom Center.