December 2015

Kentucky College of Optometry Seeks Faculty Members

Kentucky College of Optometry Seeks Faculty Members

The University Of Pikeville, the Leading University of Central Appalachia, is currently seeking faculty for its Kentucky College of Optometry. Professional educators are sought in the areas of Primary Care, Binocular Vision, Ocular Disease and Pharmacology. Candidates should be passionate and experienced regarding classroom and clinical instruction. Through education, training, and mentoring, faculty members will […]

UCB Dean Elected College of Optometrists Life Fellow

UCB Dean Elected College of Optometrists Life Fellow

Dr. John Flanagan, Professor and Dean of the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry and member of the ASCO Board of Directors, was one of three eyecare professionals to be elected a Life Fellow of the United Kingdom’s College of Optometrists this November. Fellowship of the College is awarded to individuals who have […]

Dr. Johnson Receives SCO Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Johnson Receives SCO Lifetime Achievement Award

Southern College of Optometry (SCO) recently presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Jarrett Johnson, who was recognized for her significant contributions to the profession of optometry. A Past President of the New Orleans Optometric Society, Dr. Johnson serves on the Board of Trustees of SCO, her alma mater, and owns Primary Eye Care, a […]

Record Number of SUNY Students Receive Scholarships

Record Number of SUNY Students Receive Scholarships

The State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY) reports that the number of scholarships given to its students has steadily increased in recent years. A recent scholarship event at the College provided a unique opportunity for many of the creators and donors of the scholarships to meet the 2015-2016 student recipients. Thirty-six students, […]

Dr. Smith Among “Most Influential in Optometry”

Dr. Smith Among “Most Influential in Optometry”

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Optometric Management magazine is recognizing optometrists who have made significant contributions to the profession. The University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) announced that its Dean, Dr. Earl Smith III, is included on the magazine’s “Most Influential List.” An article in the magazine notes, “Dr. Smith’s research on […]

ICO Provides Manpower for CURE Network Event

ICO Provides Manpower for CURE Network Event

Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) faculty and staff members joined 58 ICO students to participate in the CURE (Collaborative Underserved Relief and Education) Network’s annual event this September. The ICO contingency helped to provide eye care to more than 700 patients during the event. The network was created to meet the vital and ever-growing need […]

NECO Director of Research Appointed to NIH Advisory Council

NECO Director of Research Appointed to NIH Advisory Council

Dr. Jane Gwiazda, Professor of Vision Science and Director of Research at the New England College of Optometry, has been appointed to the National Advisory Eye Council for the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute (NEI). The Council is a diverse group of professionals who provide guidance to NEI programs, including research and training. […]

Renovation of Clinics Complete at OSU

Renovation of Clinics Complete at OSU

The Binocular Vision/Pediatrics and Low Vision clinics at The Ohio State University College of Optometry were recently renovated. The new state-of-the-art space allows for comprehensive evaluations and specialized testing in an environment that meets the needs of patients with wide-ranging symptoms. As part of the renovations, existing space was reconfigured to create many different rooms […]

SCCOMBKU Students Learn from IPE Poverty Simulation

SCCOMBKU Students Learn from IPE Poverty Simulation

As part of the interprofessional healthcare curriculum, first-year students at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCOMBKU), along with physician assistant students, recently participated in a Poverty Simulation, which was intended to help them understand the realities faced by low-income and poverty-stricken members of the communities they will work with […]

WUCO Helps Vision-Impaired Children Benefit from EVMs

WUCO Helps Vision-Impaired Children Benefit from EVMs

With help from Western University of Health Sciences and Sight Savers America, five California children received training and took home their own electronic video magnifiers (EVMs) to help them with their homework and daily activities. The children, who received their training and devices at the university’s Eye Care Center in Pomona, were referred to the […]