School and College News

SCO Faculty Honored

SCO Faculty Honored

Several Southern College of Optometry faculty members recently received recognition: Glen Steele was presented the Distinguished Service Award by Dr. Bhagya Segu, the American Public Health Association’s Vision Care Section Chair. Dr. Steele was recognized for his longtime commitment to pediatric vision and optometric education leadership. Dan Fuller was inducted as a Diplomate in the […]

Montgomery County, Pa. School Vision Program Honored

Montgomery County, Pa. School Vision Program Honored

The Eye Institute (TEI) of Salus University was recently honored with the Montgomery County School Nurse Association’s (MCSNA) Health Partnership Award. TEI was selected in recognition of its School Vision Programs, which provides comprehensive vision care services and eyeglasses throughout the academic year to students in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware counties. Dr. Michael H. Mittelman, […]

University of Houston and Humana Announce Long-term Strategic Partnership

University of Houston and Humana Announce Long-term Strategic Partnership

Collaboration Creates the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and the University of Houston announced today a long-term strategic partnership to train the health care leaders of tomorrow with a focus on advancing population health, improving health […]

NECO Hosts STAPLE Contact Lens Program at CTC

NECO Hosts STAPLE Contact Lens Program at CTC

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, New England College of Optometry (NECO) hosted 140 students at the NECO Clinical Training Center (CTC) to participate in the fall STAPLE program (Soft Toriec and Prebyopic Lens Education). STAPLE includes two separate workshops during the year, one held in the fall focused on soft-toric contact lenses, and one in […]

SUNY Optometry Students Join VOSH International Mission to Grenada

SUNY Optometry Students Join VOSH International Mission to Grenada

SUNY Optometry’s student chapter of VOSH International (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) traveled to Grenada this July to help provide eye exams to 1,286 Grenadians alongside optometrists from the organization’s North Carolina chapter. Many patients visit VOSH vision clinics every year and rely on these services for their eye care. “We could not be more […]

UHCO Awarded National Grant

UHCO Awarded National Grant

The American Optometric Association Foundation announced UHCO has been awarded a grant through the 2018 Healthy Eyes Healthy Children (HEHC) Community Grant Program. The “See Clearly Now” Project will provide grant funding to Dr. Rebekah Montes and her colleagues to promote awareness of vision issues and ocular health within an underserved community by highlighting the importance […]

SCO Honors Norma K. Bowyer with Lifetime Achievement Award

SCO Honors Norma K. Bowyer with Lifetime Achievement Award

Southern College of Optometry recently awarded its lifetime achievement award to Norma K. Bowyer, OD, a 1977 SCO graduate. Dr. Bowyer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Armed Forces Optometric Society. She has received a number of awards and honors, including the American Optometric Foundation’s Ezell Fellowship […]