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Phyllis May Laefer Rakow

Phyllis May Laefer Rakow, American contact lens specialist. Certified ophthalmic medical technologist, advanced level certified contact lens technician. Recipient Article of Year award Contact Lens Forum, 1989. Fellow Contact Lens Society of America (honored fellow, board directors 1994-1997); member National Contact Lens Examiners (board directors since 1998).

Background

  • Rakow, Phyllis May Laefer was born on July 5, 1937 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Joseph Stanley and Jeanne (Novak) Laefer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1957.

    Career

    • Teacher social studies New York City School System, 1957-1958. Teacher 6th grade Wappingers Central School System, Fishkill, New York, 1958-1959. Ophthalmic assistant Vivian Chen, Doctor of Medicine East Brunswick, New Jersey, 1975-1976, Lawrence Feit, Doctor of Medicine Old Bridge, 1976-1978.

      Director contact lens services The Eye Care Center, Hightstown, 1978-1999, Princeton Eye Group, Monroe Township, since 1999. Lecturer various professional organizations, United States and Canada, since 1979. Clinical investigator Eye Care Center, Hightstown, 1986-1999, Princeton Eye Group, since 1999.

      Consultant various contact lens manufacturers, United States, since 1986.

    Membership

    Fellow Contact Lens Society of America (honored fellow, board directors 1994-1997). Member National Contact Lens Examiners (board directors since 1998).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: European travel, Broadway musical theater, photography, gourmet cooking.

    Connections

    • Married Marvin Stuart Rakow, June 29, 1958. Children: Anita Lynn, Gary Steven, Michele Ruth.
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    Born July 5, 1937