News / 05.04.2018

2017 Ophthalmic Tech – Northeast Region Runners-Up

Christine Medina, COA, LPN
Yale Medicine Ophthalmology
New Haven, CT

Christine Medina, COA, LPN, was one of the top 3 technicians in the Northeast region. “Christine exemplifies the meaning of teamwork,” says Nicole Tims, who nominated Medina for the award. “She works in collaboration with physicians, residents, fellows, techs, photographers, referring physicians, pharmacies and outside departments.”


Patrick Lopez, COT
The National Eye Institute
Bethesda, MD

Patrick Lopez, COT, has been recognized in the top 3 in the Northeast region in the 2017 Outstanding Ophthalmic Technician Awards. Lopez, who was nominated by Christina Appleman, is the “go-to” person at the practice and has a reputation for taking on the tough stuff. “I learned all of the advanced tests that I do at my job from Patrick,” says Appleman.