ASCO’s Annual Meeting, scheduled for 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 16, is open to all who wish to attend. The Annual Meeting will be virtual again this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Calling all optometry students, residents, faculty and ASCO Corporate Contributors – Do you have a story to tell? Do you like to write and/or make videos? ASCO’s blog, Eye on Optometry is a well visited part of ASCO’s website and we are always looking for submissions from students, faculty, residents and Corporate Contributors.
Midwestern University celebrated the graduation of the inaugural class of students from the Chicago College of Optometry (CCO) in May. The students earned a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree following an intensive four-year program where they learned to diagnose, treat and manage injuries and diseases of the eye and visual system.
Virtual golden anniversary party to kick off a year of celebration
The State University of New York College of Optometry community is celebrating 50 years of study and service with a virtual celebration that will launch a year-long commemorative campaign stretching through June 2022 highlighting the history and contributions of the College to optometric education, patient care and research in New York and worldwide.
With the world totally Zoomed out after over a year of quarantine due to COVID-19, SCCO admissions was faced with how to host a virtual event that people wanted to attend and to stay logged into the entire time, specifically the Virtual Spring Admissions Open House. They needed to be engaging, informative, with changing content, or they’d lose the opportunity to share more about the profession of optometry with their viewers.
Mai Nguyen, Vision Science Graduate Program student, is the first UAB School of Optometry student to receive an F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award. This National Institutes of Health grant is for five years, totaling $189,180.
NSUOCO Professor, Dr. Alissa Proctor, was recently named a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). The newly certified FCOVDs participated in a formal induction ceremony in conjunction with the 51st Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in Columbus, Ohio.
Marking 50 years of scholarship and service this year, the State University of New York College of Optometry recognized two distinguished professionals who have made lasting contributions in their respective fields with honorary degrees during the college’s 2021 commencement ceremony on May 20.
The winners of the 2021 Salus University Alumni Association awards have been announced. The Alumni Association annually recognizes the professional contributions and achievements of graduates and friends of the institution. Awardees are nominated by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Salus.
Spring is here, and with it comes the season of road trips. This got us to thinking about Berkeley Optometry Magazine's recent interview with Professor Bruno Olshausen about the challenge of replicating the awesome power of the human visual system, and how that relates to the development of autonomous vehicles.
With the testing administrative year coming to a close, NBEO is taking time to reflect on the past year. There have been multiple positives amidst the challenges of the pandemic. NBEO has emerged from the last year with new knowledge gained through facing those challenges.
AOA/AOSA Opportunities in Optometry Grants represent a concerted effort to not only build diversity, equity and professional leadership for the next generation of optometry, but also ensure expanded access to primary eye care throughout America’s communities.
On July 14-15, 2021, Prevent Blindness will host the 10th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a virtual interactive event. (Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the 2021 event will be held as an online event only.) This FREE event will include multiple opportunities for participant engagement, including moderated discussions on key topics, chats with presenters, an exhibit hall with live exhibitor chat and video conversation, and more.
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is beginning a formal process to review and revise the 2016 IPEC Core Competencies. The IPEC Core Competencies have helped to frame the national dialogue on the need for interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (CP) as a catalyst for improving team-based patient care and enhancing population health outcomes.
In a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, “Prevalence of Visual Acuity Loss or Blindness in the US,” researchers estimate permanent vision loss and blindness in Americans of all ages, including people younger than 40 years old, and adults in group quarters, such as nursing homes or jails. Researchers found more than 7 million people are living with uncorrectable vision loss, including more than 1 million Americans who are living with blindness.
A week before the Biden Administration is scheduled to release its detailed Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget proposal on May 27, on May 19 House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Subcommittee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) held a virtual Public Witness Day hearing — the first since 2019 — regarding FY2022 funding for programs within the LHHS spending bill.