Help Us Promote the Profession

ASCO invites the schools and colleges of optometry to send us photos of students and faculty working in the clinic, lab and classroom and participating in campus life and outreach. We will use the photos on our website and in various printed materials to help showcase and convey key messages about the profession of optometry […]

ASCO Launches Practice Management Education Awards Program

ASCO presented six schools and colleges of optometry with Practice Management Education (PME) Awards in 2013, the first year for the program. A PME Award provides funding of up to $2,000 for developing and implementing activities or programs designed to supplement the practice management educational experience for optometry students. The activity/program should strengthen the institution’s […]

Optometrist Rated as Low Stress/High Pay Job

Optometrist was No. 8 on a list of 15 jobs identified in a Yahoo Finance article as offering an ideal combination of high pay and low stress. “15 High-Paying Jobs for People Who Don’t Like Stress” was posted online in November and featured career information expert Dr. Laurence Shatkin. He compared average salaries and stress […]

News from the Journal Optometric Education

News from the Journal Optometric Education

Optometric Education invites educators, administrators and practitioners to submit manuscripts for publication in a theme edition, which will focus on all aspects of interprofessional education. The deadline to submit articles for review for inclusion in this theme edition is June 30, 2014, and publication is tentatively scheduled for November 2014. For additional information, contact Dr. […]

Latest Profile of Applicants and Entering Class Available Online

ASCO’s “Profile of Applicants to O.D. Degree Programs for Fall 2013 Entering Class” is available on the Association’s Web site at The report lists by school the number of male and female applicants, the number of applicants who were in-state, out-of-state or from a foreign country, applicants’ average GPA and average Optometry Admission Test […]

Winners of 2013 Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence Announced

Winners of 2013 Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence Announced

The winners of ASCO’s 2013 Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence are Dr. Marlee M. Spafford, Dr. Matthew D. Iley, Dr. Annette S.H. Schultz and Dr. Ryan D. Kennedy. The authors received the award for their paper “Tobacco Dependence Education in Optometry: A Canadian Pilot Study Assessing Practices and Opportunities,” which was published in the […]