ASCO has negotiated a special waiver from exam fees with the American Board of Optometry (ABO) for all ASCO faculty and administrators. This new long-term arrangement between ABO and ASCO provides ASCO members a significant cost savings, as the $950 exam fee will be waived for any faculty/staff member from any of ASCO’s 23 member institutions as well as ASCO’s two associate member institutions in Canada.
Attention students: Mark your calendar! On Friday, October 25, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Valencia Ballroom of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, the American Academy of Optometry will hold its first Residency and Graduate Program Fair, and ASCO will have a strong presence.
Twenty-one residents and graduate students from the schools and colleges of optometry will be selected to participate in the program, which is co-chaired by Dr. Mika Moy and Dr. Jeff Walline. The goal of the program is to provide participants with an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their success in an optometric academic environment as career-long, productive faculty members.
Alcon is pleased to announce that Dr. Carla Mack has been named Global Head, Professional Affairs. In her new role, Dr. Mack leads Professional Affairs within Alcon’s Global Vision Care Franchise, reporting to Andy Pawson, President and General Manager, Global Vision Care Franchise.
“I’m probably the only Salus alumnus who has a Super Bowl ring,” Dr. Carter Liotta said about his prized possession from the Philadelphia Eagles notable win over the New England Patriots in SuperBowl LII. That’s how Dr. Liotta started the conversation about his experiences since graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) in 2003.
Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Optometry (CCO) held a Summer Eye Experience (SEE) on the Downers Grove Campus for college students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in optometry. Students representing seven different states attended the three-day program that took place in August.
Joseph Stamm, OD, FAAO, recently joined the MCPHS–Worcester School of Optometry as an associate professor. An experienced clinician and teacher, Dr. Stamm possesses wide-ranging curiosity and enthusiasm that support his extensive professional experience. MCPHS staff sat down with Dr. Stamm to learn more.
In August, a group of 21 students from Salus University’s Students in Optometric Service to Humanity (SOSH) program - led by Laine Higa, OD, assistant professor at the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), and Navpreet Hehar, OD, PCO instructor - traveled to Panama to bring much-needed medical eye care to those living in poverty who otherwise might not have a chance to receive such treatment.