ASCO News

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 […]

News to Pass Along

News to Pass Along

Prevent Blindness Launches New See America – Hidden Gems Campaign Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce the launch of a new, interactive photo campaign designed to encourage the public to enjoy the sights that healthy vision provides. Simply share photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram including the hashtag #EyeSeeAmerica. Or, upload photos on to the program […]

News to Pass Along

News to Pass Along

Prevent Blindness Launches Center for Vision and Population Health Prevent Blindness officially launches its new Center for Vision and Population Health (CVPH) to serve as a national coordinating body for effective practices, state-level technical assistance, and programmatic interventions. The launch of the Center aligns with an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association […]

Inaugural Ask the Experts Event Held

Inaugural Ask the Experts Event Held

As part of its ongoing effort to promote graduate education and recruit potential optometry students and residents into graduate programs (through the “Marketing Plan for Graduate Education in Optometry”), the ASCO Academic Affairs Committee (AAC), in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), piloted a new “Ask the Experts” event on Nov. 8 and […]

Applicant, Entering Class, Post-Graduate Data Available Online

Applicant, Entering Class, Post-Graduate Data Available Online

ASCO’s “Profile of Applicants to OD Degree Programs for Fall 2018 Entering Class” is now available on the Association’s website. This report lists the numbers of male and female applicants, the numbers of applicants who were in-state, out-of-state or from a foreign country, applicants’ average GPA and average Optometry Admission Test score, as well as […]