School and College News

2018 Insight Expo at UHCO

2018 Insight Expo at UHCO

UHCO’s – University Eye Institute’s Center for Sight Enhancement (CSE) and the Houston Area Visually Impaired Network (HAVIN) hosted the seventh-annual vision expo on Saturday, April 14. The 2018 Insight Expo offered exhibits, programming and workshops on maintaining independence for Houston’s visually impaired and blind community. This year’s theme was “Preparing for the Seasons,” a […]

Congratulations to SCCO’s Annabelle Storch

Congratulations to SCCO’s Annabelle Storch

Marshall B. Ketchum University’s Southern California College of Optometry is happy to announce that Annabelle Storch, SCCO Class of 2019, was elected as President of the American Optometric Student Association earlier this year. Annabelle assumed her role as President in the spring. The entire Marshall B. Ketchum University community congratulates Annabelle on this distinguished honor.

SUNY Optometry Hosts Annual Career Symposium

SUNY Optometry Hosts Annual Career Symposium

SUNY Optometry’s Career Development Center presented its seventh annual career symposium, Graduation to Optometric Stardom, on Sunday, April 8. The event’s cast of 13 presenters included nine College alumni and represented the five main modes of optometric practice: private practice, corporate, hospitals, academia and industry. “Our goal is to ensure that 90% of our graduates will […]

UHCOpen House 2018

UHCOpen House 2018

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, close to 100 undergraduates, high school students, parents, and guests visited the University of Houston, College of Optometry for our annual UHCOpen House event. Over 20 UHCO students, faculty, and staff members guided guests on tours of the College, shared demos in our labs and clinics, and led a student […]

National Public Health Week at UHCO

National Public Health Week at UHCO

In honor of National Public Health Week, members of the Student Public Health Vision Care Association (SPHViCA) at UHCO passed out breakfast snacks to their peers. As students grabbed something to munch on they were asked to jot down their thoughts on a post-it note in response to the question, “Why is healthy vision important […]

Dawn Rigney Named SUNY Optometry’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Executive Director of Optometric Center of New York

Dawn Rigney Named SUNY Optometry’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Executive Director of Optometric Center of New York

Dawn Rigney has been named vice president for institutional advancement of the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry and executive director of the Optometric Center of New York (OCNY), the College’s affiliated foundation. The selection follows a national search. Ms. Rigney most recently served as assistant vice president of alumni and parent […]

UHCO – ARVO Student Travel Fellowships

UHCO – ARVO Student Travel Fellowships

The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2018 Student Travel Fellowship Awards. The travel fellowships, supported by Johnson & Johnson, The Vision Care Institute, will allow five students to present their research at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2018 annual meeting. The UHCO 2018 recipients […]

Midwestern University Eye Institute Incorporates VR Technology for Student Training

Midwestern University Eye Institute Incorporates VR Technology for Student Training

The Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University recently purchased and installed nine state-of-the-art VRMagic EyeSi simulation equipment units. EyeSi is programmable technology that provides the practice of direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy procedures. It allows the evaluation of optometry students using standardized patients for practical examinations with the potential to eliminate intra-examiner variability.

SUNY Optometry Names New Chief of Primary Care for University Eye Center

SUNY Optometry Names New Chief of Primary Care for University Eye Center

Dr. Diane Calderon will begin as chief of the primary care service at SUNY Optometry’s University Eye Center on July 9. Dr. Calderon received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) in 2003 and completed a residency in primary care optometry at PCO in 2004. She began her career as […]