December 2016

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 […]

HOYA to Acquire 3M Business Unit

HOYA to Acquire 3M Business Unit

On Dec. 6, 2016, HOYA Vision Care announced a definitive agreement to acquire the safety prescription eyewear business of 3M. The safety prescription eyewear business has more than 90 years of experience in North America and provides HOYA with a comprehensive line of frames, prescription lenses and premium coating options. The business also provides safety […]

ASCO Represented at Global Forum Workshop

ASCO Represented at Global Forum Workshop

ASCO is proud to be a sponsor of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. The Global Forum brings together organizations and institutions with common interests in health professional education to explore issues related to educating future healthcare workers and preparing them to provide care in […]

SIG News

Binocular Vision and Perception Educators Met: Nov. 11, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. Chair: Dr. Christina Esposito (AZCOPT) Actions: Dr. Alicia Feis (AZCOPT) to be chair beginning in 2018 Discussion Topics/Speaker Highlights: collecting input for finalization of binocular vision/pediatric competencies for optometry school graduates … curriculum/sequence review of the pediatrics/binocular vision/strabismus courses at different schools … […]

Groups Partner to Send Students<br> to OneSight Clinic in Tanzania

Groups Partner to Send Students
to OneSight Clinic in Tanzania

Luxottica Retail N.A. has partnered with the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) to create a special OneSight clinic for optometry students in Tanzania May 5-13, 2017. OneSight, a global non-profit organization founded and sponsored by Luxottica, has provided eye exams and glasses to more than 9 million people across 46 countries as part of its […]

SUNY Awarded Funds for Expansion, Virtual Reality Lab

SUNY Awarded Funds for Expansion, Virtual Reality Lab

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced nearly $2 million in NYSUNY 2020 awards for the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. The awards will fund an expanded clinical care facility and a virtual reality simulation laboratory for providing state-of-the-art clinical education for high-quality patient care. “We must ensure that healthcare […]

Salus University Graduates First Cohort of PhD Students

Salus University Graduates First Cohort of PhD Students

Salus University has graduated the first three students to complete its PhD/MSc research degree programs in biomedicine: Danielle Leong, OD, PhD (2016) Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD (2016) Michael Baertschi, MSc, PhD (2015) The University established the degree programs in 2012. They’re designed to be responsive to the professional growth and development needs in the disciplines […]

SCO Music Video Features Students, City of Memphis

SCO Music Video Features Students, City of Memphis

Southern College of Optometry (SCO) premiered a fun new music video that showcases its students and expresses its gratitude for being part of the broader Memphis, Tenn., family. The video also pays homage to Memphis native Justin Timberlake, featuring his song “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Check out the video here, and just so you know, […]

KYCO wins Educational Technology Award

KYCO wins Educational Technology Award

The University of Pikeville’s information technology department and Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) recently won the 2016 Innovational Educational Technology Award presented by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities. The award recognizes the “Interactive 3-D Virtual Science Initiative,” which has enabled students to utilize interactive 3-D technology to learn about complex concepts, including […]

UMSL Opens New Patient Care Center

UMSL Opens New Patient Care Center

The University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL) College of Optometry officially opened its new, state-of-the art Patient Care Center in November 2016. The new facility features 35,000 sq. ft. of clinical space for adult and pediatric eyecare services as well as an open, flowing floor plan and an abundance of natural light. The additional […]