Local eye doctors, employees help with Opening Eyes

During the 47th annual Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games, volunteers from local eye care facilities provided free vision screenings and eyewear for participating athletes as part of the Opening Eyes program.

Between June 2 and 4, the volunteers screened 140 athletes and fitted 71 with glasses. Nittany Eye Associates Clinical Director Dr. Michael Cymbor, who supervised, was joined by co-workers Dr. Dustin Brown, Dr. Marla Moon and seven employees. Restore Vision Care P.C.’s Dr. Christine Zlupko and Dr. Michelle Barnes, of Michelle Barnes Optometry P.C., also volunteered.

Besides screenings, the Opening Eyes program provides complimentary prescription eyewear, sunglasses and sports goggles to athletes.

CATA extends youth pass

All riders younger than 18 will be able to purchase a discounted CATA monthly OnePass, the company announced recently.

The extended youth pass is $23 per month. Previously, the discounted pass was only offered to middle and high school students.

While a middle school or high school identification card can be used to procure a pass, riders can also submit a statement signed by their parents. The statement is available on CATA’s website.

Passes can be bought at CATA’s customer service center, located at 108 E. Beaver Ave.

Bio brio

Keystone Nano, a State College biopharmaceutical company, presented its exhibit at the BIO International Convention in San Francisco from June 6 to 9.

Keystone Nano presented its NanoJacket technology, which helps target cancer cells within the body. Another product, Ceramide NanoLiposomes, also helps in treating cancer.

The convention hosts more than 15,000 people from the biotechnology and pharmaceutics fields.

Roger Van Scyoc: 814-231-4698, @rogervanscy