School and College News

RSO Faculty Members Achieve Prestigious Credentials

RSO Faculty Members Achieve Prestigious Credentials

By demonstrating advanced competency in the areas of vision development, binocular vision, visual information processing and vision therapy, Dr. Yutaka Maki has become a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Maki is a Clinical Instructor and the Chief of the Vision Therapy and Binocular Vision Service at the University of the […]

Endowment Fund Established in Honor of Dr. Bailey

Endowment Fund Established in Honor of Dr. Bailey

In honor of Dr. Ian L. Bailey, an international authority in the field of low vision who recently retired from his faculty position at the University of California – Berkeley School of Optometry (UCB), Berkeley Optometry’s low vision residency program has been named The Ian L. Bailey Low Vision Residency, and an endowment fund has […]

Dr. Baker Promoted to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Baker Promoted to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Joshua C. Baker has been promoted to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT). He previously held the titles of Assistant Dean and Clinical Assistant Professor at AZCOPT. Dr. Baker has worked to grow and develop clinical rotations at the Midwestern University Eye Institute and external rotation […]

UHCO Research Team Receives $1.6 Million NEI Grant

UHCO Research Team Receives $1.6 Million NEI Grant

University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) faculty members Dr. Heather Anderson, Dr. Jason Marsack and Dr. Julia Benoit received a $1.67 million dollar grant from the National Eye Institute to develop novel spectacle prescribing strategies for patients who have Down Syndrome. In pilot studies, their proposed strategies, which take into account the elevated levels […]

Mentoring Program Achieves Connections in Innovative Ways

Mentoring Program Achieves Connections in Innovative Ways

The State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY) is pleased with the results of a unique initiative launched last year by its Career Development Center. The Family of Mentors Program (FMP) seeks to capitalize on the vast knowledge of SUNY’s network of alumni, professionals and partners and connect them with SUNY optometry students […]

ICO’s New Center on Vision and Aging Nears Completion

ICO’s New Center on Vision and Aging Nears Completion

Construction of the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) Illinois Eye Institute is nearly complete. The center was established in 2012 by former ICO president Dr. Alfred Rosenbloom and his wife, Sarah, to provide unparalleled care to the aging population and patients with visual impairment. […]

PCO’s Accelerated Degree Program is a First

This past fall, the first class of 10 students began the new Scholars Program at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (PCO). The program is the first in the nation designed to enable students to complete the Doctor of Optometry degree program in 36 months. The unique curriculum emphasizes lecture and laboratory instruction, […]

MBKU Opens Tenth Annual Shared Visions Art Exhibit

MBKU Opens Tenth Annual Shared Visions Art Exhibit

Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU) opened its 10th Annual Shared Visions Art Exhibit, which features the work of blind and visually impaired artists. This year’s juried art exhibit includes 93 pieces of artwork from 32 artists from the United States, Canada and Sweden. The pieces were selected from 142 entries. The opening of the exhibit, […]

SCO Acquires Mobile Eye Exam Unit

SCO Acquires Mobile Eye Exam Unit

Southern College of Optometry (SCO) has acquired a mobile eye exam unit from S.A.V.E. (School Advocates for Vision and Education), a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to increase access to services for children failing to receive needed follow-up care after an in-school vision screening. Prior to the acquisition, the unit was funded by support from […]