Optometry’s Future Focus of Fall Board Meeting

Optometry’s Future Focus of Fall Board Meeting

Far-reaching decisions around funding a national optometric education awareness campaign and participation in the governance of the profession’s continuing education accreditation program were among the ground-breaking decisions made by the ASCO Board of Directors at its recent meeting on Nov. 6 in San Antonio. ASCO has embarked on a highly targeted public awareness campaign, Optometry […]

National Board Pass Rate Data Available on ASCO’s Website

National Board Pass Rate Data Available on ASCO’s Website

For the second year, the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has partnered with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry to make the pass rates for the 2017-2018 academic year at every institution available on its website. The data is found at: https://optometriceducation.org/national-board-of-examiners-in-optometry-yearly-performance-report/. Last year’s report is also posted for comparison. “The […]

Invite to Apply for Associate Editor, Optometric Education

Invite to Apply for Associate Editor, Optometric Education

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry invites applications for the position of associate editor of its peer-reviewed journal, Optometric Education. Responsibilities The associate editor is responsible for collaborating with the editor on the editorial content of ASCO’s journal, including sharing the writing of three editorials per year. The associate editor consults with the […]

Student Award in Clinical Ethics

Student Award in Clinical Ethics

This annual national award, sponsored by Alcon, is available to optometry students during any point in their professional program at an ASCO-affiliated university or college of optometry in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. The application consists of an essay of up to 1,500 words describing any one of the following scenarios: A patient based […]

ORMatch is Now Open

ORMatch is Now Open

ASCO’s Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) opened for applications on Oct. 3. ORMatch, facilitated by National Matching Services Inc., is an application service and match that places applicants into optometry residency training positions based on a mutual ranking algorithm. For the 2019 Match, 253 residency sites with 473 available positions are participating. The match results will […]

SCO Faculty Honored

SCO Faculty Honored

Several Southern College of Optometry faculty members recently received recognition: Glen Steele was presented the Distinguished Service Award by Dr. Bhagya Segu, the American Public Health Association’s Vision Care Section Chair. Dr. Steele was recognized for his longtime commitment to pediatric vision and optometric education leadership. Dan Fuller was inducted as a Diplomate in the […]

Montgomery County, Pa. School Vision Program Honored

Montgomery County, Pa. School Vision Program Honored

The Eye Institute (TEI) of Salus University was recently honored with the Montgomery County School Nurse Association’s (MCSNA) Health Partnership Award. TEI was selected in recognition of its School Vision Programs, which provides comprehensive vision care services and eyeglasses throughout the academic year to students in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware counties. Dr. Michael H. Mittelman, […]

University of Houston and Humana Announce Long-term Strategic Partnership

University of Houston and Humana Announce Long-term Strategic Partnership

Collaboration Creates the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and the University of Houston announced today a long-term strategic partnership to train the health care leaders of tomorrow with a focus on advancing population health, improving health […]