School and College News

  • NECO’s Dr. Moore Receives Public Health Award

    NECO’s Dr. Moore Receives Public Health Award

    New England College of Optometry (NECO) Professor Dr. Bruce Moore received the 2016 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, which is among the highest honors bestowed by Prevent Blindness. The award is given annually to an individual, team or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health

  • PUCO Bestows Kamelia Massih Prize

    PUCO Bestows Kamelia Massih Prize

    Pacific University College of Optometry (PUCO) alumnus and current member of the university Board of Trustees Dr. Douglas R. (Doug) Weberling has been named the sixth recipient of the Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist. Dr. Weberling earned his bachelor’s degree at Pacific in 1972 and a doctorate in optometry in 1974 before going

  • KYCO’s Dr. Moore Certified as Laser Treatment Preceptor

    KYCO’s Dr. Moore Certified as Laser Treatment Preceptor

    Dr. Gregory S. Moore, Senior Clinical Instructor at University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), was recently approved by the Kentucky Board of Optometry as a preceptor for doctors of optometry applying for licensing privileges to perform selective laser trabeculoplasty, YAG laser peripheral iridotomy and YAG laser capsulotomy. Optometrists seeking to provide the laser

  • Salus/PCO Names Director of On-Campus Residency Programs

    Salus/PCO Names Director of On-Campus Residency Programs

    Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus/PCO) named Instructor Dr. Bhawan Minhas as the new Director of On-Campus Residency Programs. Transitioning from her role as director of EHR Training, Dr. Minhas will oversee the development, implementation and outcomes of the on-campus residency program curricula and will participate in the recruitment of residency candidates for all

  • NSU Students Win Awards

    NSU Students Win Awards

    Ashley Noble, a third-year student at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (NSU) received two awards during the National Optometric Association’s 48th annual convention in July 2016 in Chicago. She received the Cave Memorial Award and the Dr. Robert Johnson Pediatric/Vision Therapy Award for demonstrating a commitment to community service related to pediatric conditions, binocular

  • IUSO Faculty Collaborate on Diabetic Eye Disease Research

    IUSO Faculty Collaborate on Diabetic Eye Disease Research

    By combining data from optometry patients’ eyes with advanced computational methods, Indiana University researchers have created a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye. Their work is published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. According to Dr. Thomas Gast, an ophthalmologist and senior scientist at Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO) and one of

  • Ketchum Opens Interprofessional Healthcare Center

    Ketchum Opens Interprofessional Healthcare Center

    This summer, Marshall B. Ketchum University opened Ketchum Health, the new home of the University Eye Center, which moved from main campus in Fullerton, Calif., to Anaheim. Ketchum Health is designed to be the university’s interprofessional healthcare center. As it continues to develop, it will include a general medical practice as well as a dispensing

  • ICO Introduces New Practice Management Curriculum

    ICO Introduces New Practice Management Curriculum

    A revitalized practice management curriculum is being introduced at Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in response to the real-world needs of the profession. Beginning in fall 2016, students in the ICO entering class will experience enhanced programming to best prepare them to handle the business aspects of optometry. ICO says practice management fundamentals have always

  • SCO Inaugurates Dr. Lewis Reich

    SCO Inaugurates Dr. Lewis Reich

    Dr. Lewis Reich was formally inaugurated as the seventh president of Southern College of Optometry (SCO) during a ceremony at the college’s midtown Memphis campus. A number of representatives delivered greetings from their respective constituencies, including the local and academic communities, alumni, students, family and faculty/staff. ASCO President Dr. Karla Zadnik represented the academic and

  • UHCO Faculty and Alumni Receive Awards

    UHCO Faculty and Alumni Receive Awards

    Dr. Roger L. Boltz, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Finance and Administration at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), has been named Educator of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association (TOA). The TOA recognized his dedication and hard work in furthering the profession and providing leadership during his longstanding tenure at

  • Dr. Baker named Dr. Jarnagin’s successor at AZCOPT

    Dr. Baker named Dr. Jarnagin’s successor at AZCOPT

    Dr. Joshua C. Baker has been promoted to the position of Dean of the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) following the retirement of Dr. Donald E. Jarnagin. Dr. Baker previously served as AZCOPT’s Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Originally from Blossvale, N.Y., he came to Midwestern University in April 2013 after serving as

  • In Memoriam: UABSO’s Dr. Larry Alexander

    In Memoriam: UABSO’s Dr. Larry Alexander

    ASCO joins the optometric community in saying goodbye to a beloved educator, Dr. Larry Alexander, who passed away recently. Dr. Alexander was a Professor and Chief of the Ocular Disease Service at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO) for 20 years. According to UABSO, he also participated in private practice, served

  • In Memoriam: SUNY’s Dr. Alden N. Haffner

    In Memoriam: SUNY’s Dr. Alden N. Haffner

    The State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY) recently shared with the optometric community the sad news of the passing of its Founding President, Dr. Alden N. Haffner. Current SUNY President Dr. David A. Heath remembered Dr. Haffner’s contributions, saying in a press release, “Dr. Haffner has an enormous legacy that reverberates here

  • OSU’s First Dean Leaves Remarkable Legacy

    OSU’s First Dean Leaves Remarkable Legacy

    Emeritus Dean Dr. Frederick W. Hebbard, of The Ohio State University College of Optometry (OSU), passed away on Aug. 14, 2016, at age 93. A remembrance of his life is being planned. Having served in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Hebbard entered optometry school at the University of California, Berkeley after World War II. He received