School and College News

  • Administration and Faculty Changes at AZCOPT

    Administration and Faculty Changes at AZCOPT

    Dr. Len Koh was named Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs at Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT). Previously, Dr. Koh was a tenured Associate Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, where he served as Chief of Medical Eye Care and Clinic Director of the Pacific EyeClinic Hillsboro. In addition, Dr. Alicia Feis was

  • UH’s Dr. Smith among 2015 Inductees into Hall of Fame

    UH’s Dr. Smith among 2015 Inductees into Hall of Fame

    Dr. Earl L. Smith III, Greeman-Petty Professor in Vision Development and Interim Chief Health Officer at the University of Houston, is one of three 2015 inductees into the National Optometry Hall of Fame. Since 1998, the Hall of Fame has recognized and honored optometrists who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to the profession. Dr.

  • NECO Creates New Executive Director Position

    NECO Creates New Executive Director Position

    Dr. Tony Cavallerano has been appointed Executive Director of Clinical Training and Patient Care at New England College of Optometry. Throughout his career, Dr. Cavallerano has served the college and the community in a variety of capacities, including teaching, clinic administration and continuing education. In this newly created position, he will work with NECO faculty

  • New Associate Dean at Salus/PCO

    New Associate Dean at Salus/PCO

    Dr. Maria L. Parisi has been named Associate Dean for the Practice of Optometric Medicine at Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus/PCO). She brings more than 25 years of experience at Salus/PCO to her new position. Dr. Parisi has served as PCO’s Director of Externships since 2008 and will maintain that role through the

  • SCO Shines at NOA Summer Meeting

    SCO Shines at NOA Summer Meeting

    Southern College of Optometry (SCO) was honored at the National Optometric Association’s 47th annual summer meeting with three awards. The SCO chapter of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) received the Chapter of the Year Award; faculty member Dr. Janette Dumas was named Doctor of the Year; and 2015 graduate Dr. Brittany Tounsel was named

  • SUNY Researchers Conduct Light Deprivation Study

    SUNY Researchers Conduct Light Deprivation Study

    Dr. Ben Backus, Associate Professor at the State University of New York College of Optometry, is the principal investigator for a National Institutes of Health-funded study exploring whether light deprivation could be an effective treatment for amblyopia in adults. Subjects will live in complete darkness for 10 days in a specially equipped apartment and then


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