Ophthalmic Optics Educators

TMB-OOE-SIG(1)
ASCO Executive Director Dawn Mancuso presents Dr. Graham Strong with the Joe Bruneni Lecture Award.

ASCO Executive Director Dawn Mancuso presents Dr. Graham Strong with the Joe Bruneni Lecture Award.

Met: July 21-23, 2016, in Toronto, Canada

Co-Chairs: Dr. Natalie Hutchings and Marilyn Smith

Actions: Dr. Graham Strong, Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, delivered this year’s Joe Bruneni Memorial Lecture, “Forensic Optometry.” … The SIG is preparing an Ophthalmic Optics curriculum survey to the members with a view toward reporting sequencing and alignment with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry content outline, and reporting ophthalmic optics clinical training and experience.

Speakers/Discussion Topics: Harnessing Brain Plasticity to Treat Adults with Amblyopia: Dr. Ben Thompson … Color for the Color Blind with Optical Assistive Devices: EnChroma, Inc. representative … ASCO Strategic Plan: Dawn Mancuso, ASCO Executive Director … ASCO Connect: LaShawn Sidbury, ASCO Director, Meetings and Special Interest Groups

Sponsors: Dr. Michelle Hoff, Essilor of America, EyeMed, HOYA, Transitions Optical

Next Meeting: July 27-29, 2017, in Chicago, Ill. The workshop will be co-chaired by Dr. Michelle Hoff and Michele Self.

Contact: LaShawn Sidbury

 

Low Vision Educators

Members of the Low Vision Educators SIG at the group’s July 2016 meeting.

Members of the Low Vision Educators SIG at the group’s July 2016 meeting.

Met: July 14-16, 2016, at Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

Chair: Dr. Sharon Tse

Speakers/Discussion Topics: teaching and prescribing bioptic telescopes … electronic magnification and assistive technology … assistive technology: Drs. Linda Pang and Stephanie Schmiedecke … ASCO Connect: LaShawn Sidbury, ASCO Director, Meetings and Special Interest Groups … ASCO Strategic Plan: Dawn Mancuso, ASCO Executive Director … iBook project update and discussion: Dr. Rich Jamara … advanced competencies: Dr. Elli Kollbaum … low vision rehabilitation updates from AAO Low Vision Section, AOA Vision Rehabilitation Section, and AAO Low Vision Diplomates

Sponsors: Chadwick Optical, Ocutech, Envision, St. Louis Lighthouse, Designs for Vision, Inc.

Contact: LaShawn Sidbury