School and College News

White Cane Day

White Cane Day

The white cane as a concept evolved when in 1930, the Lions of Peoria supported the idea of using the white cane with a red band to assist the blind in their independence. President Lyndon B. Johnson, with the support of Congress and in conjunction with the National Federation of the Blind declared October 15 […]

Eye Institutes Shine During Total Eclipse

Eye Institutes Shine During Total Eclipse

The Midwestern University Eye Institutes in Downers Grove and Glendale were busy during this summer’s total solar eclipse. The two facilities received a huge influx of new interest from members of the community – helped along by complimentary eclipse safety glasses distributed by the helpful faculty, students, and staff. Media interest helped put the University […]

SUNY Optometry Receives Empire Innovation Program Award

SUNY Optometry Receives Empire Innovation Program Award

SUNY College of Optometry was awarded $750,000 through the SUNY Empire Innovation Program (EIP) to recruit a leader and senior investigator with expertise in molecular genetic vision research focusing on eye disease. EIP is a state-funded competitive grant program dedicated to recruiting and retaining world-class faculty at SUNY. The new position is part of a […]

College of Optometry Alumni, Students, and Faculty Participate in National Keratoconus Foundation-Sponsored Event Featuring St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Tommy Pham

College of Optometry Alumni, Students, and Faculty Participate in National Keratoconus Foundation-Sponsored Event Featuring St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Tommy Pham

On Monday evening, September 11th, Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham was the featured speaker at a local event for individuals with keratoconus and their referring doctors. This included members of the MD-OD Contact Lens Foundation of St. Louis, as well as Dr. Julie DeKinder, Director of Academic and Residency Programs, and Dr. Jean Bennett. Tommy provided a […]

Salus Pennsylvania College of Optometry Students Take Home Top Spots at NOA Conference

Salus Pennsylvania College of Optometry Students Take Home Top Spots at NOA Conference

Three PCO students took home top honors at the recent National Optometric Association (NOA) conference, held in Tigard, Ore. Tasneem Maner ’20OD received Vision Service Plan Global’s Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award, Fatimah Hassan ’18OD, won the National Vision Essay Grant competition and Courtney Goode ’17OD was named student of the year. All students […]

UIW RSO Professor Recipient of  American Academy of Optometry Foundation Inaugural Grant

UIW RSO Professor Recipient of American Academy of Optometry Foundation Inaugural Grant

The University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) announces that Srihari Narayanan, OD, PhD, FAAO, is the recipient of the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) inaugural 2017 Korb – Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant. His proposal titled “Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Management to Relieve Contact Lens Discomfort” was chosen out of […]