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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RevolutionEHR News

RevolutionEHR News

Rev360 Acquires EyeDock Rev360 is pleased to announce the acquisition of EyeDock, the leading online clinical reference for optometry, and the addition of EyeDock founder, Todd Zarwell, OD, to the Rev360 ECP Leadership Team. EyeDock.com is a subscription based optometry resource featuring a comprehensive database of contact lens parameters, clinical calculators, a topical ophthalmic medicine […]

UMSL Students Receive Top Award

UMSL Students Receive Top Award

Kate Hamm (UMSL ’19), and Rachel Simpson (UMSL ’19) were honored as one of the eight teams invited to Washington, D.C. to compete for two large scholarships via Project Foresight, the Walmart Care Partners scholarship competition. Students create their own two-member teams to compete for a $1,500 team scholarship in their region and the chance […]

Topcon News

Topcon News

Topcon Medical Systems Announces Launch of Research Foundation Topcon Medical Systems (TMS) of Oakland, NJ announces that it has established a Topcon Research Foundation (TRF), which will provide support for studies sponsored by independent investigators and institutions that utilize Topcon products to advance medical and scientific knowledge in the field of ophthalmology. Researchers and institutions […]

UHCO Grad named Young Optometrist of the Year from the AOA

UHCO Grad named Young Optometrist of the Year from the AOA

Angelique Sawyer, OD, ’08, was awarded  the Young Optometrist of the Year Award from the American Optometric Association. Dr. Sawyer has been in practice less than 10 years and demonstrates remarkable leadership when serving the profession, patients, and her community. She is currently serving as President of the New Hampshire Optometric Association. Congratulations Dr. Sawyer!