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Salus University PCO and Seton Hill University Announce Articulation Agreement

Salus University PCO and Seton Hill University Announce Articulation Agreement

Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) in Elkins Park, Pa. and Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. announced they have joined in an articulation agreement. Under the 3+4 degree program articulation agreement, students who successfully complete the 90 semester credit Pre-Optometry curriculum at Seton Hill with a 3.0 GPA or above may apply for […]

Dr. Arol Augsburger Honored with Industry Award

Dr. Arol Augsburger Honored with Industry Award

ICO President Dr. Arol Augsburger, was honored to receive the James A. Boucher Award of Excellence at the National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting and Forum in Philadelphia on March 18. Dr. Augsburger has been part of the optometry profession for 50 years. He has been a driving force in expanding the role of Doctors […]

Two Exciting Projects Underway at Salus University, PCO

Two Exciting Projects Underway at Salus University, PCO

New and expanded facilities at the Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry will offer students access to the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment in order to provide an optimal learning environment as they prepare for clinical practice beyond their education. The University’s new Optometric Clinical Skills Lab will feature the most up-to-date ophthalmic equipment and […]

BlazerVision Improves how UAB Student-athletes Play the Game

BlazerVision Improves how UAB Student-athletes Play the Game

Madison Millsaps, a UAB softball player, receives a comprehensive eye exam from UAB optometry student, Grant Fowler   Student-athletes at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will see their sport in a new perspective through BlazerVision, a new partnership between UAB Athletics, School of Optometry and Department of Ophthalmology. As part of UAB Athletics’ pre-participation examinations, each student-athlete will receive comprehensive […]

Salus University Learning Resource Center Renovations Complete

Salus University Learning Resource Center Renovations Complete

Salus University’s Learning Resource Center was officially unveiled to students, faculty, and staff in the beginning of January. Third year Salus Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) student, Alexander Van Dyck mentioned, “My first impression of the Learning Resource Center is that it is somehow bigger than the old library. The open layout and improved lighting […]

Salus University Awarded Funds for Patient Centered Medical Home

Salus University Awarded Funds for Patient Centered Medical Home

The Eye Institute (TEI) of Salus University/PCO has partnered with CityLife Neighborhood Clinics/Ampersand Health, LLC to create a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) within TEI’s Philadelphia clinic. Occupying a space of approximately 8,100 square feet, the University was approved for a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The […]

National Academies of Practice Inducts Distinguished Practitioners  Fellows

National Academies of Practice Inducts Distinguished Practitioners Fellows

The National Academies of Practice (NAP) inducted several Distinguished Practitioners & Fellows of NAP during a gala banquet on March 18, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. They are pictured above top from left to right: Dr. William L. Jones;  Dr. Donald Egan (KYCO); Dr. Jeffrey A. Myers; Dr. Brett Bence. Bottom left to right: Dr. Gregory […]

Dr. Jingyun Wang of Salus University Receives AOF Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Innovation in Education Grant

Dr. Jingyun Wang of Salus University Receives AOF Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Innovation in Education Grant

Dr. Jingyun Wang, PhD, assistant professor at the Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), has been awarded the University’s first-ever Innovation in Education grant from The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. The grant is designed to aid recently appointed faculty in advancing their teaching skills in […]

SUNY College of Optometry Earns AAHRPP Accreditation

SUNY College of Optometry Earns AAHRPP Accreditation

The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) accredited SUNY College of Optometry’s human subject research program on Wednesday, March 22. AAHRPP provides accreditation for organizations that conduct or review human research, demonstrate that they have built extensive safeguards into every level of their research operation, and adhere to high standards for […]

KYCO Faculty Presents at National Meeting

KYCO Faculty Presents at National Meeting

Roya Attar, OD, assistant clinical professor and director of professional relations for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), recently presented a poster at the 2016 American Academy of Optometry (AAO) in Anaheim, Calif. Internationally recognized, the AAO meeting brings together some of the best and brightest Doctors of Optometry from around the world […]