ASCO News

ASCO’s Own, LaShawn Sidbury, Selected for Competitive Leadership Program

ASCO’s Own, LaShawn Sidbury, Selected for Competitive Leadership Program

ASCO staff member LaShawn Sidbury was selected for a highly competitive leadership program for association managers and leaders from diverse backgrounds. Ms. Sidbury, who serves as ASCO’s Director of Meetings and Special Interest Groups (SIGs), was chosen by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as one of 12 candidates selected from a large pool […]

ASCO’s New Community Facebook page: OptometricEducators

ASCO’s New Community Facebook page: OptometricEducators

    A new Facebook community is now available at www.facebook.com/OptometricEducators. This Facebook community is for all Doctors of Optometry, in all industries, to connect with other ODs and talk about the profession. Please visit us. Please let all your Facebook know of this new community! We hope to hear from you and start a […]

4th Future Faculty Program Proves to Be a Success

4th Future Faculty Program Proves to Be a Success

 ASCO held its fourth biennial Future Faculty Program (FFP) on April 20-22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. This year’s program was co-chaired by Dr. Joan Portello, Associate Professor at SUNY, State College of Optometry, and Dr. Jeffrey Walline, Associate Dean for Research at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. The program was attended by twenty […]

ASCO Debuts New Online Career Center

ASCO Debuts New Online Career Center

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry now offers a new Career Center resource, hosted by Boxwood.   The new ASCO Career Center will help streamline your hiring process with: Unmatched exposure for job listings – Your job post will appear on ASCO Career Center, but you now have the option of selecting The […]

ASCO Attends the USA Science & Engineering Festival for the First Time, Won’t be the Last

ASCO Attends the USA Science & Engineering Festival for the First Time, Won’t be the Last

  ASCO participated in the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC on April 6-8 along with AOA and AOSA. The three optometric organizations had several hands-on activities that showed the importance of healthy eyes and the impact the profession of optometry has on people’s lives. The festival reported approximately 370,000 attendees, including […]

Intern Joseph Wobus joins ASCO for Summer

Intern Joseph Wobus joins ASCO for Summer

Joseph Wobus joined ASCO’s team in late May 2018. He is a rising junior at the University of Maryland, College Park and is pursuing a BS in Computer Science. Joseph’s previous work experience includes working for a grass root campaign for the local county executive and working as a social media and technology intern for Cathay Future […]

ASCO and AOA hold joint meeting

ASCO and AOA hold joint meeting

The Board of Trustees of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Board of Directors the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) met last month in California to discuss critical issues facing both organizations. Led by ASCO President David Damari and AOA President Christopher Quinn, the meeting took place on Friday, April 13, […]

Optometry Associations Band Together Around Common Goals

Optometry Associations Band Together Around Common Goals

Representatives from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), and the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) met in February to identify new ways for these associations to collaborate in addressing issues facing […]

ASCO Produces Podcast on Sports and Vision Therapy

ASCO Produces Podcast on Sports and Vision Therapy

  ASCO’s newest podcast is on sports and vision therapy and how Doctors of Optometry can help with athletic performance and injury recovery. Dr. Graham Erickson, of Pacific College of Optometry, spoke at length about this very important and timely topic. Take a listen. ASCO’s entire podcast series is at: https://optometriceducation.org/podcasts.

ASCO’s Research Survey Shows Decrease in Amount of Direct Costs Awarded to Schools

ASCO’s Research Survey Shows Decrease in Amount of Direct Costs Awarded to Schools

Direct costs awarded from July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 for research at ASCO member institutions totaled approximately $27.2 million, down from $32.7 million the previous year, according to ASCO’s 2016-17 Research Survey Report. 19.3 million came from the National Eye Institute (down from $23.5 million) and $4.1 million from industry (down from $4.3 […]