ASCO News

Enrollment in OD Programs Up 1.4%

Enrollment in OD Programs Up 1.4%

Full-time enrollment in the professional OD programs in the 50 states and Puerto Rico grew 1.4% to 7,124 in 2017-18, according to the 2017-18 Annual Student Data Report published in May 2018 by ASCO. There were 22 OD programs in 2016-17 and 23 programs in 2017-18. The number of full-time first-year students increased by 0.6% […]

ASCO Sees a Decrease in Applicants in 2017-2018

ASCO Sees a Decrease in Applicants in 2017-2018

ASCO experienced a 5.6% decrease in applicants in 2017-2018, compared to the previous application cycle. There were 2,527 applicants who submitted a total of 12,293 applications. For applications, OptomCAS experienced a 7.8% decrease in applications submitted compared to last year. On average, applicants applied to 4.86 schools and colleges. A full report on the 2017-2018 […]

The Profession of Optometry Ranks High

The Profession of Optometry Ranks High

Recently the field of optometry has received positive recognition in the news. CNBC names being an optometrist one of the ten jobs that pay over $100,000 with the least competition. This article, https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/10-jobs-that-pay-over-dollar100000-with-the-least-competition/ar-AAyF1pM?ocid=spartandhp says being a Doctor of Optometry offers a great median income and almost 1,500 open positions. Another popular media outlet, Indeed blog, […]

ASCO Student Affairs Officers Meet in Washington

ASCO Student Affairs Officers Meet in Washington

The ASCO Student Affairs Officers met at the Washington Hilton on June 27 during the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) Annual Conference to discuss a variety of issues, including ASCO strategic planning, OptomCAS, the GRE as a standardized test option, and concerns about the size of the applicant pool. Dr. Stuart […]

Participate in the CDC’s Contact Lens Health Week Aug. 20-24

Participate in the CDC’s Contact Lens Health Week Aug. 20-24

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with partners, is promoting the fifth annual Contact Lens Health Week August 20-24, 2018. This year’s campaign theme is “healthy habits mean healthy eyes” and focuses on encouraging contact lens wearers to practice safe contact lens habits every day. Failure to wear, clean, and store […]

Sharing News from Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

Sharing News from Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

Registration is open for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International (NORA) Clinical Skills Pre-Conference (September 20-21) and 27th annual General Conference (September 21-23) at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, MO. Clinical Skills Pre-Conference, Thursday, Sept. 20 – Friday, Sept. 21 The Clinical Skills program provides 12 hours of continuing education and includes both hands-on and […]

Career Opportunity — Senior Scientist Wanted

Career Opportunity — Senior Scientist Wanted

Job Description This position will provide scientific and technical support to the Cardiovascular and Vision Laboratory (CVL). The CVL is a component of the Biomedical Research and Environmental Sciences Division, which implements the science objectives of the life sciences research laboratories at the Johnson Space Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for participating in […]

Sharing News from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Sharing News from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative

 Fall 2018 IPEC Institute The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is holding its 15th faculty development institute focused on Advancing & Sustaining Your Program for Collaborative Practice on October 3-5, 2018, at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix, AZ. Faculty teams are invited to come together for dedicated time to advance actionable plans for implementing projects […]