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, […]

IUSO Launches Business of Eye Care Degree Program

IUSO Launches Business of Eye Care Degree Program

The Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO) and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business have created a new MBA program that is custom made for the optometric profession. The Business of Eye Care Program offers multiple degree options, from a graduate level certificate to a full MBA degree with an emphasis on the business of […]

Remembering UABSO’s Dr. Clyde Oyster

Remembering UABSO’s Dr. Clyde Oyster

Dr. Clyde Oyster, who was among the first faculty members at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO), passed away on Sept. 8, 2016. According to UABSO, Dr. Oyster was revered as an outstanding teacher, pioneering retinal researcher and esteemed author. His textbook, “The Human Eye: Structure and Function,” is considered a […]

New Slit Lamp Offers Lower Illumination and Flexible Features

New Slit Lamp Offers Lower Illumination and Flexible Features

The new Z Series slit lamp from Keeler is a lower illumination system that also offers flexible features and options for comprehensive examination of the anterior and posterior segments. According to the company, the Z series is the only slit lamp currently available with a 1-mm square aperture and 14-mm variable slit width. In addition, […]

AZCOPT Announces Administrative Appointments

AZCOPT Announces Administrative Appointments

Two Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) faculty members were recently promoted. Dr. Alicia Feis was appointed Associate Dean of Academic Affairs after serving as Assistant Dean since 2015. She is tasked with supervising all didactic education and curricular development at AZCOPT. Dr. Feis is a 2008 graduate of Southern California College of Optometry. […]

First Woman Elected Chair of ICO Board of Trustees

First Woman Elected Chair of ICO Board of Trustees

For the first time in its 144-year history, the chairman of the Illinois College of Optometry’s (ICO) Board of Trustees is a woman. Dr. Karen Eng, President and CEO of engineering and consulting firm CSMI, was elected in October 2016. She had been a board member for six years and succeeds Dr. Donovan Crouch. In […]

NSU Researchers Lead Key Diabetic Retinopathy Study

NSU Researchers Lead Key Diabetic Retinopathy Study

A paper published in the journal Diabetes Care provides global and regional estimates of the number of people who are blind or visually impaired due to diabetic retinopathy (DR). The global consortium that conducted the meta-analysis was led by researchers from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, including Professor Dr. Janet Leasher, and the Vision […]

Customer Suggestions Helped Craft New Trial Frame

Customer Suggestions Helped Craft New Trial Frame

Oculus has introduced a new Universal Trial Frame, the UB 6, which is designed to be lighter, trendier, simpler and more comfortable for patients and doctors. Because the frame has 12 total slots for trial lenses (six for each side, four in front, and two behind), fine adjustment with sphere or refraction with circular/linear polarizing […]

Annual Student Scholarship Competition Returns

Annual Student Scholarship Competition Returns

It’s time to start thinking about the 2016-2017 Walmart and Sam’s Club Health and Wellness optometry scholarship competition, Project Foresight. Project Foresight is a national student competition that highlights the vision of Walmart and Sam’s Club Health and Wellness to provide quality, affordable, accessible health care for everyone. This year’s contestants will present on how […]

New Photochromics Video Learning Library

New Photochromics Video Learning Library

Transitions Optical Inc. has released a new series of educational videos to help eyecare professionals learn more about the Transitions family of brands, the technology behind them, and what types of patients can benefit from them. The video series includes 12 short episodes, each focusing on a different topic: Signature VII lenses, how photochromics work, […]