School and College News

KYCO Associate Dean Published in International Journal

KYCO Associate Dean Published in International Journal

Dr. Donald J. Egan, in collaboration with colleagues at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, recently had an article, “The effect of multifocal soft contact lenses on corneal wave front aberrations for myopia control,” published in a German journal specifically dedicated to contact lens relevant topics. Egan is the associate dean of […]

Dr. Elizabeth Steele Named Optometric Educator of the Year

Dr. Elizabeth Steele Named Optometric Educator of the Year

The American Optometric Association has named Elizabeth Steele, OD, associate dean for Clinical Affairs in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, its Optometric Educator of the Year. Steele will be honored as the recipient of the 2017 Optometric Educator Award for her “outstanding service on behalf of the profession, optometric education and […]

The Southern College of Optometry is a Great Place to Work

The Southern College of Optometry is a Great Place to Work

Southern College of Optometry recently was named the recipient of the Top Workplaces Award for the fourth year in a row. The Memphis newspaper conducted a survey of the city’s employers to select the highest employee satisfaction rates. Southern College of Optometry will award two honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees at its May 4 […]

Sieving, Gomez to Receive Honorary Degrees from SUNY Optometry

Sieving, Gomez to Receive Honorary Degrees from SUNY Optometry

SUNY College of Optometry will recognize two distinguished professionals who have made lasting contributions in their respective fields with honorary degrees during its 2017 commencement ceremony. Dr. Paul A. Sieving, director of the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, will receive a Doctor of Science and deliver the keynote address; award-winning journalist Dr. Max […]

KYCO Collaborates with Cassini

KYCO Collaborates with Cassini

The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), has announced a collaboration agreement with Cassini to provide the next generation of Doctors of Optometry with one of the most innovative corneal analysis instruments using the Cassini Corneal Shape Analyzer. The agreement is aimed at improving education and research in key critical areas of optometry including […]

Pacific College of Optometry Unveils New EyeVan Mobile Clinic

Pacific College of Optometry Unveils New EyeVan Mobile Clinic

Steady rain did little to dampen the excitement of nearly 100 supporters on hand to celebrate Pacific University’s state-of-the-art mobile eyecare and vision clinic on Thursday, March 9. The group convened under a tent at the university’s Forest Grove Campus to celebrate the College of Optometry’s new EyeVan — a converted 33-foot recreational vehicle that features two […]

KYCO Faculty Members Present Poster at National Meeting

KYCO Faculty Members Present Poster at National Meeting

Drs. Donald J. Egan and Donnie Akers presented scientific posters in collaboration with the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry titled “Peripheral Corneal Shape Assessment  –  How Reliable is Keratometry?” and “Traditional Keratometry versus Simulated Keratometry – Do Outcomes Differ?” at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Anaheim, Calif. Dr. Egan serves […]

Optometry Library in Africa Receives New Life

Optometry Library in Africa Receives New Life

Optometry school is already difficult. Imagine attending school where there are depleted resources due to a fire. That is the case at the Malawi School of Optometry Program in Africa. Their School at Mzuzu University suffered a fire in the library, damaging all the resources and materials students had access too. The college is in […]

The Dr. Lorraine Voorhees Student Achievement Center Resource Room Dedicated

The Dr. Lorraine Voorhees Student Achievement Center Resource Room Dedicated

On March 27, 2017, Ketchum University formally dedicated the Dr. Lorraine Voorhees Student Achievement Center Resource Room. “We are privileged to formally recognize Dr. Voorhees, a 1971 alumna of the Los Angeles College of Optometry, for her foresight and generosity to this institution,” said Ketchum President Dr. Kevin Alexander. The room provides a space for […]