HOYA to Acquire 3M Business Unit

HOYA to Acquire 3M Business Unit

On Dec. 6, 2016, HOYA Vision Care announced a definitive agreement to acquire the safety prescription eyewear business of 3M. The safety prescription eyewear business has more than 90 years of experience in North America and provides HOYA with a comprehensive line of frames, prescription lenses and premium coating options. The business also provides safety […]

ASCO Represented at Global Forum Workshop

ASCO Represented at Global Forum Workshop

ASCO is proud to be a sponsor of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. The Global Forum brings together organizations and institutions with common interests in health professional education to explore issues related to educating future healthcare workers and preparing them to provide care in […]

SIG News

Binocular Vision and Perception Educators Met: Nov. 11, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. Chair: Dr. Christina Esposito (AZCOPT) Actions: Dr. Alicia Feis (AZCOPT) to be chair beginning in 2018 Discussion Topics/Speaker Highlights: collecting input for finalization of binocular vision/pediatric competencies for optometry school graduates … curriculum/sequence review of the pediatrics/binocular vision/strabismus courses at different schools … […]

Groups Partner to Send Students<br> to OneSight Clinic in Tanzania

Groups Partner to Send Students
to OneSight Clinic in Tanzania

Luxottica Retail N.A. has partnered with the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) to create a special OneSight clinic for optometry students in Tanzania May 5-13, 2017. OneSight, a global non-profit organization founded and sponsored by Luxottica, has provided eye exams and glasses to more than 9 million people across 46 countries as part of its […]

SUNY Awarded Funds for Expansion, Virtual Reality Lab

SUNY Awarded Funds for Expansion, Virtual Reality Lab

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced nearly $2 million in NYSUNY 2020 awards for the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. The awards will fund an expanded clinical care facility and a virtual reality simulation laboratory for providing state-of-the-art clinical education for high-quality patient care. “We must ensure that healthcare […]

Salus University Graduates First Cohort of PhD Students

Salus University Graduates First Cohort of PhD Students

Salus University has graduated the first three students to complete its PhD/MSc research degree programs in biomedicine: Danielle Leong, OD, PhD (2016) Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD (2016) Michael Baertschi, MSc, PhD (2015) The University established the degree programs in 2012. They’re designed to be responsive to the professional growth and development needs in the disciplines […]

NECO Holds Second Grand Rounds with Hospital in India

NECO Holds Second Grand Rounds with Hospital in India

On Oct. 26, 2016, the low vision department at New England College of Optometry (NECO) presented its second annual international grand rounds program in conjunction with the low vision department at LV Prasad Eye Hospital in Hyderabad, India. The presentation utilized real-time video conferencing to allow collaboration between students and practitioners in Boston and Hyderabad. […]

SCO Music Video Features Students, City of Memphis

SCO Music Video Features Students, City of Memphis

Southern College of Optometry (SCO) premiered a fun new music video that showcases its students and expresses its gratitude for being part of the broader Memphis, Tenn., family. The video also pays homage to Memphis native Justin Timberlake, featuring his song “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Check out the video here, and just so you know, […]

KYCO wins Educational Technology Award

KYCO wins Educational Technology Award

The University of Pikeville’s information technology department and Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) recently won the 2016 Innovational Educational Technology Award presented by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities. The award recognizes the “Interactive 3-D Virtual Science Initiative,” which has enabled students to utilize interactive 3-D technology to learn about complex concepts, including […]

UHCO Fills Named Professorships

UHCO Fills Named Professorships

The University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) recently recognized two faculty members with appointments to new named professorships. Dr. Jan Bergmanson, Professor and Founding Director of the Texas Eye Research and Technology Center, holds the first Brien Holden Professorship, and Dr. Vallabh Das, Professor and Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences, is the […]