So “they” say, April showers bring May flowers, and more importantly May smiles. In academia, there are few events that make an impression like smiling optometry graduates making their way across the stage, except for the smiles of family and friends, often loaded up with flowers, congratulating their graduate immediately afterward.
Join us Tuesday, June 28, 2022, from 1 - 2 p.m. ET for ASCO’s Diversity and Cultural Competency Committee’s Town Hall on The Social Determinants of Health and Healthcare Disparities: An Optometric Perspective. This interactive program will begin with an overview of the social determinants of health, and the healthcare disparities that play a role in both the access to and the quality of eye care for various patient populations. The subsequent discussion will focus on how this applies to optometric care and how providers can utilize this information to benefit their patients.
ASCO’s next Online Clinical Educators Forum (OCEF) is scheduled for Friday, June 3, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET and continues the communication theme and informal panel conversation style of the fall OCEF, which focused on family communication.
We are pleased to announce that the ASCO’s Diversity and Cultural Competency Committee’s Town Hall on Working with People with Disabilities: Providing Quality Care for People Who are Often Marginalized recording is now available.
The results of ORMatch 2022 were released March 9. ORMatch matches the student and the optometry residency program based on a mutual ranking algorithm. ORMatch has been in operation since 2013 after being established by ASCO.
Lawrence A. Ragone, OD ‘53, FAAO, who joined the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) faculty in 1965 and at the time of his retirement in 1993 held the rank of associate professor, passed away March 7, 2022, at the age of 94.
The UAB School of Optometry’s (UABSO) chapter of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) has won the 2022 President’s Diversity Champion award given by UAB's Office of the President and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
For the past five years, Rachel Brackley, OD ‘09, Resident ‘10, FAAO, has been working as the externship liaison to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University’s Accelerated Scholars program assisting the 12 to 14 students enrolled.
Dr. James D. Sandefur, who recently retired as the longtime Executive Director of the Optometry Association of Louisiana, was selected to receive Southern College of Optometry’s (SCO) honorary degree this year.
This year’s theme is Healthy Vision: A Family Focus — an opportunity to inspire families to team up and learn how to protect their vision together! The National Eye Institute (NEI) is centering this year’s campaign around people who are more likely to have eye problems because of barriers in access to eye care. NEI is also sharing simple steps we can all take to protect our vision.