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UMSL Students Receive Top Award

UMSL Students Receive Top Award

Kate Hamm (UMSL ’19), and Rachel Simpson (UMSL ’19) were honored as one of the eight teams invited to Washington, D.C. to compete for two large scholarships via Project Foresight, the Walmart Care Partners scholarship competition. Students create their own two-member teams to compete for a $1,500 team scholarship in their region and the chance […]

UHCO Grad named Young Optometrist of the Year from the AOA

UHCO Grad named Young Optometrist of the Year from the AOA

Angelique Sawyer, OD, ’08, was awarded  the Young Optometrist of the Year Award from the American Optometric Association. Dr. Sawyer has been in practice less than 10 years and demonstrates remarkable leadership when serving the profession, patients, and her community. She is currently serving as President of the New Hampshire Optometric Association. Congratulations Dr. Sawyer!

The Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science is Celebrating 50 Years!

The Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science is Celebrating 50 Years!

                                 This year, the School of Optometry & Vision Science celebrates 50 years since moving to the University of Waterloo in 1967. To mark this important milestone we have a year of events and initiatives planned that are aimed to pull together alumni from across the country and around the world […]

AZCOPT Redesigns, Expands Pre-clinical Laboratory

AZCOPT Redesigns, Expands Pre-clinical Laboratory

The Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University has re-opened their pre-clinic laboratory at their campus in Glendale, Arizona. The re-design and expansion of the 4,407-square-foot lab and attached classroom will be utilized in all Methods, Low Vision, and Contact Lens courses. The new lab contains a new teaching lane and 30 student workstations that […]

Indiana University Schools of Optometry Presents Poster on Capitol Hill

Indiana University Schools of Optometry Presents Poster on Capitol Hill

by Judith Gertzog, ASCO intern Dr. Carolyn Begley, a faculty member at Indiana University School of Optometry, presented a poster titled, “Why is the Tear Film Important?” at the Dry Eye: An Updated Definition, A Greater Impact on Vision Health Event held on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017. Her poster explained the purpose of […]

Salus PCO Ophthalmic Laser Course Prepares Doctors of Optometry for Wider Scope of Practice

Salus PCO Ophthalmic Laser Course Prepares Doctors of Optometry for Wider Scope of Practice

 In June, Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) clinical and didactic faculty, members of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the first cohort of Accelerated Optometry Scholars took part in an in-depth training experience for advanced optometric procedures in laser surgery. Taught by faculty from the Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, the course […]

New Free Online Resource on Scleral Indentation

New Free Online Resource on Scleral Indentation

Pacific University’s College of Optometry’s new scleral indentation website http://web5.lib.pacificu.edu/scleralindentation/ is now available. The website is also available through the ASCO website (optometriceducation.org) under its Library/Resources tab. This site is an educational reference for all eye care professionals and optometric institutions. It features a video introduction to scleral indentation and video examples of performing scleral […]

Salus PCO Student Receives 2017 Norman E. Wallis Award

Salus PCO Student Receives 2017 Norman E. Wallis Award

Jamie (Roden) Pucci ’18 OD received the 2017 Norman E. Wallis Award for achieving the highest score on the National Board of Examiners in Optometry Part I Basic Science Examination. The award was presented at Optometry’s Meeting 2017 in Washington, D.C. Interim Dean of Salus Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), Dr. Melissa Trego, accepted the […]

Clinical Procedures Lab and Virtual Reality Simulation Lab Now Open at Salus PCO

Clinical Procedures Lab and Virtual Reality Simulation Lab Now Open at Salus PCO

After more than two years of planning and five months of construction, equipment delivery and assembly, the revamped Optometry Clinical Procedures Lab is now open, along with the newly added Virtual Reality Simulation Lab. These two major initiatives aim to keep Salus at the forefront of optometric education delivery, and are part of the University’s five year […]

UMSL Professor Named Section Chair by the AOA

UMSL Professor Named Section Chair by the AOA

Dr. Edward S. Bennett, College of Optometry, University of Missouri-Saint Louis Professor and Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Relations, was installed as Chair of the AOA Section on Contact Lenses and Cornea during the 2017 Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, DC. Last year, Contact Lens Spectrum counted Dr. Bennett among the 30 most influential in […]