Ophthalmic Faculty


Daniel G. Banks - Director

Daniel is the Director of the Ophthalmic Science Technology Department. He teaches various courses during the first and second year of the program. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College and an A.A.S in Ophthalmic Science from Camden County College. Daniel is certified by American Board of Opticianry (ABO), National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE), and is a licensed Optician in New Jersey

Patrick B. Goughary

Patrick is a full time instructor teaching courses in contact lens fitting, anatomy of the eye, and optics. He has an A.A.S. in Ophthalmic Dispensing from Erie Community College, a B.S. in Liberal Studies from the State University of New York, and a M.A. in English from Rutgers University. He is a licensed optician in New Jersey and New York, designated a Master in Ophthalmic Optics by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO), certified by the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE), and an Honored Fellow of the Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA). Publications include the CLSA's Contact Lens Manual, and a regular column in EyeWitness magazine.

Giovanni Passamonti

John is a licensed optician in New Jersey. He has an A.A.S. degree in Ophthalmic Science from Camden County College. He graduated in 1980, and is on the permanent President's List. John has been teaching dispensing and materials labs since 1987.

Sheryl Friedman

Sheryl is pleased to be teaching as a Lab Assistant in the Ophthalmic Science Department. She has served on the Ophthalmic Advisory Board since 1994, and has recently become an Honored Member of the Opticians Association of America (OAA). She was the winner of the 1994 National Varilux Competition for authoring a children's book about spectacle correction, which has since been approved for copyright. Sheryl holds a B.A. from Beaver College, and an A.A.S. from Camden County College. She is married with three children.


Malik Abdullah
Jessica Barr
Randy Gardenhire
Christopher Haxter
Tom Lanutti
Amy Norcross
Dr. Vincent Sorgentoni