Young Optometrist of the Year

aarlanacetoAarlan Aceto MxCC ‘95

Following his the completion of his Opthalmic Design and Dispensing Program at MxCC, Aarlan graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2003 from the University of Connecticut.  He earned his Doctor of Optometry Degree in 2009 from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is now Assistant Professor at Midwestern University, in Downers Grove, Illinois where he is Director of Externships while both teaching and practicing optometry at the University Eye Institute. He was named “Young Optometrist of the Year” by the Connecticut Association of Optometrists.

“Without question, the most positive experience of my time at Middlesex was the program instruction, particularly Professors Ray Dennis and Skip Rivard.  There is more to any one program than simply attending class and passing tests. To really excel in a career, one must truly become involved and engaged.  That spirit and passion was evident in the faculty of the O.D.D. Program, and they have served as role models for me in my journey to where I am today.  The community college, the O.D.D. Program, and the profession of Opticianry are better because of Ray Dennis and Skip Rivard.”