ASCO News

ASCO Board of Directors Meets at AAO Conference, Chicago

ASCO Board of Directors Meets at AAO Conference, Chicago

The ASCO Board of Directors held a full-day meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Chicago, one day before the start of the American Academy of Optometry’s Academy 2017 Conference. The meeting was led by ASCO President Dr. David Damari, Dean of Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. The dean or president (or voting […]

Get Involved in the ASCO’s Inspiring Future ODs Program

Get Involved in the ASCO’s Inspiring Future ODs Program

ASCO’s Inspiring Future ODs program is an educational effort that encourages Doctors of Optometry and current optometry students to speak to prospective students and community members about optometry as a rewarding future career. Doctors of Optometry are the profession’s best advocates according to ASCO surveys. ASCO is pleased to offer free materials that will help […]

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 2017 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 […]

Optometry Virtual Fair Held on October 4

Optometry Virtual Fair Held on October 4

ASCO sponsored its ninth Optometry Virtual Fair on October 4. Twenty-two schools and colleges participated in the Fair. InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry was not able to participate because of Hurricane Maria. The Fair had 526 prospective students who registered with 266 participating in a “chat” with school and college representatives. The […]

The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) announces upcoming changes to the Part III Clinical Skills Examination (CSE) beginning August 1, 2018

The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) announces upcoming changes to the Part III Clinical Skills Examination (CSE) beginning August 1, 2018

The National Board of Examiners in Optometry will make changes to its Part III Clinical Skills Examination (CSE), effective August 1, 2018. The examination will include the following additions: Clinical Decision Making Cranial Nerve Assessment Amsler Grid Testing Undilated 90D Exam Also, the Injections Skills Examination will only be offered as a stand-alone examination, also […]

ASCO Produces Three New Videos – Research in Academic Optometry, InterProfessional Education and Collaborative Practice, and Why I Chose the Field of Optometry

ASCO Produces Three New Videos – Research in Academic Optometry, InterProfessional Education and Collaborative Practice, and Why I Chose the Field of Optometry

Videos available on ASCO’s YouTube Channel The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) announces three new videos, ready for viewing and sharing on its YouTube Channel. Learn about Research in Academic Optometry from Doctors of Optometry who discuss how research produces clinical science results that can be used in practice, what it’s like […]

Profession Leaders Focus on the Future of Optometry

Profession Leaders Focus on the Future of Optometry

Representatives from the five national organizations representing optometry recently called for an upcoming summit on the future of the profession. Meeting in St. Louis in early September, these representatives from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), the Association of Schools and Colleges […]

Special Optometric Education Journal Issue on Diversity and Cultural Competence Available

Special Optometric Education Journal Issue on Diversity and Cultural Competence Available

ASCO’s special Journal issue on Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence is available now at http://journal.opted.org/. The issue features two peer-reviewed articles: Cognitive Strategies to Improve Patient Care in Cross-Cultural Settings and Developing Military Cultural Competency to Better Serve Those Who Have Served Us, two special reports: The Path to Cultural Competence in Optometric Education […]

ASCO/AAO Session for Students Held in Chicago

ASCO/AAO Session for Students Held in Chicago

ASCO’s Academic Affairs Committee (AAC), chaired by Dr. Melissa Trego, Dean at Salus Pennsylvania College of Optometry, partnered with the American Academy of Optometry for a student-centered session at the recently held 2017 Chicago Academy meeting. Designed for students interested in research career paths in academia or industry, the session “ASCO-AAO Optometry and Graduate Student […]

ORMatch is Now Open

ORMatch is Now Open

ASCO’s Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) opened for applications on Oct. 4. 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 2018, 238 residency sites with 446 available positions are participating. The match results will be released […]