School and College News

Dr. Mario Gutierrez ’84 reappointed to Texas Optometry Board

Dr. Mario Gutierrez ’84 reappointed to Texas Optometry Board

 Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Dr. Mario Gutierrez ’84 to the Texas Optometry Board (TOB) and he will also serve as the board’s presiding officer. According to Dr. Gutierrez, the TOB will modernize the continuing education recording process to make it more efficient and easier for licensees to track. The board will also expedite new […]

Four UHCO Researchers Receive 2018 Ezell Fellowships

Four UHCO Researchers Receive 2018 Ezell Fellowships

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced that four UHCO researchers – Maria Walker, OD, MS, FAAO; Gareth Hastings, BOptom; Suraj Upadhyaya, OD, FAAO; and Laura Pardon, OD, MS, FAAO – have been selected as recipients of the 2018 William C. Ezell Fellowships. They were among a total of 13 recipients awarded this […]

PCO Student Awarded Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care

PCO Student Awarded Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care

 The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announced in early June the 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care recipients, 23 in all, and among them was recent PCO graduate Samantha Myers, OD ’18. The award and grant recognizes outstanding fourth-year student clinicians who have demonstrated excellent overall knowledge of the contact […]

SUNY Optometry Honors Naidoo, Schaeffel with Honorary Degrees During 44th Commencement

SUNY Optometry Honors Naidoo, Schaeffel with Honorary Degrees During 44th Commencement

SUNY Trustee Eunice A. Lewin presented honorary degrees to Dr. Kovin Naidoo, chief executive officer of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, and Dr. Frank Schaeffel, professor of neurobiology of the eye at the Institute of Ophthalmic Research at the University of Tübingen, during SUNY Optometry’s 44th commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24. In his keynote […]

Vivid Vision to Employ Patented Binocular Vision Treatment Device Invented by SUNY Optometry’s Dr. Benjamin Backus, Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda, Dr. Diana Ludlam

Vivid Vision to Employ Patented Binocular Vision Treatment Device Invented by SUNY Optometry’s Dr. Benjamin Backus, Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda, Dr. Diana Ludlam

Vivid Vision, a San Francisco-based eye care start-up, has signed an exclusive license agreement with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York to employ a new device to treat lazy eye and other disorders of binocular vision invented by Dr. Benjamin Backus, an associate professor at the SUNY Optometry, with his colleagues […]

KYCO Faculty Lecture at International Forum

KYCO Faculty Lecture at International Forum

Two faculty members from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) – Josephine Owoeye OD, MPH, and Xiaojing Yu, OD, PhD – were invited to lecture at the International Masters Class in Optometry Education Series and the International Forum of Young Scholars in Optometry. The event was held at the New Hongqiao International Medical […]

Future Vision: MCPHS celebrates opening the new Eye Care Center at Manchester Community Health Center

Future Vision: MCPHS celebrates opening the new Eye Care Center at Manchester Community Health Center

“We are here to celebrate victory.” With those words, former mayor and Manchester, New Hampshire icon Sylvio L. DuPuis ’11 (Hon.) opened the formal dedication ceremony of MCPHS University’s newest achievement: an optometry clinic built in collaboration with the Manchester Community Health Center, with generous funding support provided by Northeast Delta Dental Foundation, the McIninch […]

KYCO Students’ Research Highlighted at ARVO Meeting

KYCO Students’ Research Highlighted at ARVO Meeting

Pictured, from left: Adam Hickenbotham O.D., MPH, PhD, KYCO associate professor of optometry, and KYCO students Sha’Mia Stinson, Kristen Lantz, Breck Dakin, Nitya Murthy and Catherine Donaldson Five students from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry – Breck Dakin, Catherine Donaldson, Kristen Lantz, Nitya Murthy and Sha’Mia Stinson – attended the 2018 Association for […]

AZCOPT Launches Internal Residency Programs

AZCOPT Launches Internal Residency Programs

The Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University has instituted new residency programs in family practice and cornea/contact lenses. The new residency programs last for a period of one year, and there is one position available in each residency. Each program provides opportunities for residents in continuing education, as well as education and lecture via […]