Eye Care Associates Open House

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Title

Eye Care Associates Open House

Alternative Title

What Can Make ACUVUE Disposable Contact Lenses Even Better?

Subject

Advertisements
Veterans--Florida

Description

A newspaper advertisement published in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 3, 1990. The advertisement is for an open house from Eye Care Associates. A notable doctor who worked for the company was Dr. Leroy Joseph Zavada. (1926-2009). Born on November 27, 1926, in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his parents, Joseph and Mary Zavada, were Czech immigrants who came to the United States in 1910. Zavada enlisted in the United States Army at the age of eighteen, just before the end of World War II. In 1945, he enrolled in the Army Air Force Training Command’s basic airplane and engine mechanics course at Keesler Field, Mississippi. In June of 1949, Zavada graduated from the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry in Philadelphia, and worked as an optometrist for most of his life. Leroy J. Zavada died in Leesburg, Florida, in 2009, and was buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Source

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: “Eye Care Associates Open House.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 03, 1990.

Date Created

1990-05-03

Format

image/jpg

Extent

188 KB

Medium

1 newspaper advertisement

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Forest Hills, Pennsylvania

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Kelly, Karen
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.

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