School and College News

  • Dr. Reich to Take Helm at SCO

    Dr. Reich to Take Helm at SCO

    An investiture ceremony for Dr. Lewis Reich, the new President of Southern College of Optometry (SCO), is planned for May 13 in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Reich, who had been serving as Interim President, will be formally installed as the college’s seventh president. Also: SCO planned to award two honorary degrees at its commencement ceremony in

  • Research Prize Supports NSU-Led Study of Telerehabilitation

    Research Prize Supports NSU-Led Study of Telerehabilitation

    A multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Ava Bittner, Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, has been awarded a $10,000 research prize from Envision to fund a one-year investigation into the efficacy of telerehabilitation. The team will evaluate the use of HIPAA-secure videoconferencing to deliver follow-up low vision services to visually impaired individuals

  • NECO Appoints VP and Dean of Academic Affairs

    NECO Appoints VP and Dean of Academic Affairs

    New England College of Optometry (NECO) has appointed Dr. Robert B. DiMartino to the position of Vice-President and Dean of Academic Affairs. According to NECO President Dr. Clifford Scott, “Bob joins us with his impressive background as a leader, researcher, teacher, clinician and academic administrator. As President, I could not be happier about this appointment

  • IUSO Researchers Developing Sideline Concussion Detection Device

    IUSO Researchers Developing Sideline Concussion Detection Device

    The research initiative started in 2010 by Dr. Nicholas Port, Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO), and Dr. Steven A. Hitzeman, IUSO Associate Professor Emeritus, is more timely than ever. They are developing a portable sideline device that will be able to quickly detect signs of mild brain trauma. The focus of

  • KYCO Fills Faculty Positions

    KYCO Fills Faculty Positions

    The University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) appointed Dr. Gregory S. Moore as a Senior Clinical Instructor of Optometry. Dr. Moore has a vast base of practice experiences ranging from serving as optometrist for the Chicago Cubs to owning and working as clinical director of the West Virginia Laser Eye Center LLC. Dr.

  • Partnership Provides Clear Vision to Underserved Students

    Partnership Provides Clear Vision to Underserved Students

    For three years now, students in the Northside Independent School District (NISD) in San Antonio, Texas, have benefitted from comprehensive eye examinations provided through a partnership between the district, the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry and the Essilor Foundation. To date, 1,300 students have been examined and the university has provided

  • UMSL’s Dr. Bennett Receives Award of Excellence

    UMSL’s Dr. Bennett Receives Award of Excellence

    Dr. Edward Bennett, Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Services and Alumni Relations at the University of Missouri at St. Louis College of Optometry (UMSL), was among the 2016 recipients of an Award of Excellence presented earlier this year by Contact Lens Spectrum (PentaVision) during the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) in Las Vegas. In

  • ICO Partnership with Schools has Measureable Impact

    ICO Partnership with Schools has Measureable Impact

    The Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton Elementary, a partnership with Chicago Public Schools that assists students who are unable to receive comprehensive eye exams after failing school vision screenings. With the five-year anniversary came the results of a study that shows students’ GPAs and

  • SUNY Symposium Centers on Intentional Career Design

    SUNY Symposium Centers on Intentional Career Design

    For the fifth consecutive year, the State University of New York College of Optometry held a day-long career symposium to provide its students, residents and alumni with an opportunity to gain more knowledge and understanding about building and developing their careers. This year’s symposium focused on the concept of intentional career design. A range of

  • Western University of Health Sciences Appoints New President

    Western University of Health Sciences Appoints New President

    Dr. Daniel R. Wilson has been appointed President of Western University of Health Sciences. He is the second President in the university’s nearly 39-year history, succeeding Founding President Dr. Philip Pumerantz, who retired in September 2015. Dr. Wilson, most recently the Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine at the

  • UHCO Student to Serve as ASOA National Liaison

    UHCO Student to Serve as ASOA National Liaison

    Christopher Lopez, a second-year student at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), was selected to serve as the American Optometric Student Association’s (AOSA) national liaison to the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) for the 2016-17 academic year. In this role, Lopez is charged with serving as a pipeline between the AOSA, AAO and