School and College News

Thirty-eight NECO Residents Honored at Annual Conference

Thirty-eight NECO Residents Honored at Annual Conference

Optometry programs traditionally involve four years of study toward an OD degree. Upon graduation, many graduates choose to pursue an additional year of post-graduate training in a specialized area as a part of a residency program. On June 16, 2017, thirty-eight NECO residents gathered at the College to participate in the annual John E. Asarkof […]

Eight Students Welcomed to 2017 Summer Research Training Program

Eight Students Welcomed to 2017 Summer Research Training Program

New England College of Optometry (NECO) recently welcomed eight students into the 2017 Summer Research Training Program. Funded by a a research training grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, T35, the program runs from May through August 2017. The Summer Research Program is led by director Dr. Jane Gwiazda […]

University of Houston, College of Optometry Student is AOSA’s WCO National Liaison

University of Houston, College of Optometry Student is AOSA’s WCO National Liaison

Rachel Reed, UHCO OPT II, is the American Optometric Students Association’s National Liaison to the World Congress of Optometry (WCO). She has been selected to attend the 2nd World Congress of Optometry in Hyderabad, India from September 11-13, 2017. This is an impressive honor to be selected to attend the WCO.  For more information on […]

Dr. Buzzelli Named Kentucky College of Optometry’s Founding Dean

Dr. Buzzelli Named Kentucky College of Optometry’s Founding Dean

The University of Pikeville announced that it has chosen Dr. Andrew Buzzelli to be the Founding Dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry. Dr. Buzzelli, a member of the ASCO Board of Directors, is currently a Professor and Dean of the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO). According to a press […]

ICO Renovations Progress

ICO Renovations Progress

Over the past several years, the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) has commissioned leading architects and designers to renovate areas of the college, including the Eyepod and the main lecture center, with a contemporary aesthetic and flow. The college’s latest renovation began in late March and includes an overhaul of the two-story library (Phase I), […]

UABSO Names New Dean

UABSO Names New Dean

Dr. Kelly Nichols has been named Dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. Dr. Nichols had been a Professor at the University of Houston since 2011, where she co-founded The Ocular Surface Institute, a translational research institute focused on bench-to-bedside research in ocular surface conditions. From 2000 to 2011, she was […]

NSU Officially Opens Lesley L. Walls Vision Center

NSU Officially Opens Lesley L. Walls Vision Center

Northeastern State University’s (NSU) Broken Arrow campus hosted the grand opening of the Lesley L. Walls Vision Center in March. The 7,000-square-foot clinic is a state-of-the-art facility that provides low-vision and neuro-optometric services for clients in the greater Tulsa area. It is named for Dr. Lesley L. Walls, who served as Dean of NSU’s Oklahoma […]

Two OSU Educators Receive Honors

Two OSU Educators Receive Honors

Educators from The Ohio State University College of Optometry were recently honored by the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and the Ohio State Alumni Association. Dr. Melvin Shipp, Professor and Dean of the College of Optometry, received NAP’s James A. Boucher Award of Excellence. The award is given to a NAP Optometry Academy member who […]

SUNY Secures Vision Research Funding

SUNY Secures Vision Research Funding

The State University of New York (SUNY) Research Foundation recently signed agreements with several industry partners that will enable the SUNY College of Optometry to move ahead on a series of clinical research projects. The total combined funding for the studies is approaching $1.5 million. The projects will be run through the college’s Clinical Vision […]

UHCO Remembers Dr. Baldwin

UHCO Remembers Dr. Baldwin

The flag at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) flew at half-staff for a week this February in honor of Dr. William Baldwin, the former longtime Dean who passed away at age 87. Dr. Baldwin served as UHCO Dean from 1979 to 1990. According to an article written by Lisa Merkl, Office of […]