August 2017

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 […]

DC Monuments are Backdrop for ASCO Annual Meeting

DC Monuments are Backdrop for ASCO Annual Meeting

ASCO Ushers in New President as Fiscal Year Begins The ASCO Board of Directors held its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC last month. President Karla Zadnik led the first day of the two-day meeting which included updates on ASCO’s Strategic Plan, a development effort she has been leading for a year and a half. On […]

ASCO’s New Executive Committee Elected

ASCO’s New Executive Committee Elected

ASCO’s Board of Directors elected its Executive Committee for fiscal year 2017-2018. They are: President, David A. Damari, Dean, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University; President-Elect, Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe, Founding Dean, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry; Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. John Flanagan, Dean, University of California at Berkeley, School of Optometry; At-Large […]

Walmart News

Walmart News

Walmart Announces Winners of Scholarship Competition The final round of the Walmart and Sam’s Club Project Foresight National Scholarship Competition was held in conjunction with Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, DC. Thirty-one teams (62 students) from 14 optometric institutions across the nation participated in this year’s competition. The 16 student finalists (eight teams) met with the […]

Reichert News

Reichert News

Reichert News Reichert® Introduces New Family of ClearChart® 4 Digital Acuity Systems Reichert Technologies® is pleased to announce the launch of three brand new ClearChart® Digital Acuity Systems: ClearChart 4 Digital Acuity System, ClearChart 4X Enhanced Digital Acuity System, and ClearChart 4P Polarized Digital Acuity System. The all new family of ClearChart Digital Acuity Systems […]

The Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science is Celebrating 50 Years!

The Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science is Celebrating 50 Years!

                                 This year, the School of Optometry & Vision Science celebrates 50 years since moving to the University of Waterloo in 1967. To mark this important milestone we have a year of events and initiatives planned that are aimed to pull together alumni from across the country and around the world […]

AZCOPT Redesigns, Expands Pre-clinical Laboratory

AZCOPT Redesigns, Expands Pre-clinical Laboratory

The Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University has re-opened their pre-clinic laboratory at their campus in Glendale, Arizona. The re-design and expansion of the 4,407-square-foot lab and attached classroom will be utilized in all Methods, Low Vision, and Contact Lens courses. The new lab contains a new teaching lane and 30 student workstations that […]

Bausch + Lomb News

Bausch + Lomb News

Bausch + Lomb Unveils AMD Virtual Experience with State-of-the-Art Technology at Optometry’s Meeting Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, announced the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) tool using state-of-the-art technology. The Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Virtual Experience, unveiled during the annual meeting of the American Optometric Association (AOA), June 21-25, in […]

International Vision Expo News

International Vision Expo News

Programs and Benefits for Students and Young Professionals at Vision Expo West From free Pop Up Talks on the show floor to expert panels to access to word-class education, International Vision Expo continues to offer students and young professionals the resources and education they need to get their careers off to a strong start. Students […]

Indiana University Schools of Optometry Presents Poster on Capitol Hill

Indiana University Schools of Optometry Presents Poster on Capitol Hill

by Judith Gertzog, ASCO intern Dr. Carolyn Begley, a faculty member at Indiana University School of Optometry, presented a poster titled, “Why is the Tear Film Important?” at the Dry Eye: An Updated Definition, A Greater Impact on Vision Health Event held on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017. Her poster explained the purpose of […]