Salus University has made a commitment to ensure that clinical and didactic educational facilities are state-of-the-art. Central to this commitment is the redesign and renovation of the Clinical Skills Lab. The redesigned lab will provide the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry students with an optimum learning experience in a progressive atmosphere as technology rapidly changes and practice becomes more interdisciplinary.
The updated Clinical Skills Lab will feature state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment with integration of electronic health record capabilities, preparing the pre-clinical optometry student to assume their provider role in The Eye Institute. The approximately $5 million dollar project will include an expansion to 34 fully equipped optometric bays, video/camera slit lamps for demonstration, and mounted live feed video cameras for integrated instruction, including a virtual reality simulation lab. Renovation of the new space commenced in January 2017 and will be complete this summer.