School and College News

Dr. Mario Gutierrez ’84 reappointed to Texas Optometry Board

Dr. Mario Gutierrez ’84 reappointed to Texas Optometry Board

 Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Dr. Mario Gutierrez ’84 to the Texas Optometry Board (TOB) and he will also serve as the board’s presiding officer. According to Dr. Gutierrez, the TOB will modernize the continuing education recording process to make it more efficient and easier for licensees to track. The board will also expedite new […]

Four UHCO Researchers Receive 2018 Ezell Fellowships

Four UHCO Researchers Receive 2018 Ezell Fellowships

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced that four UHCO researchers – Maria Walker, OD, MS, FAAO; Gareth Hastings, BOptom; Suraj Upadhyaya, OD, FAAO; and Laura Pardon, OD, MS, FAAO – have been selected as recipients of the 2018 William C. Ezell Fellowships. They were among a total of 13 recipients awarded this […]

AZCOPT Launches Internal Residency Programs

AZCOPT Launches Internal Residency Programs

The Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University has instituted new residency programs in family practice and cornea/contact lenses. The new residency programs last for a period of one year, and there is one position available in each residency. Each program provides opportunities for residents in continuing education, as well as education and lecture via […]

NECO Opens New Student Clinical Training Center

NECO Opens New Student Clinical Training Center

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce the opening of its new NECO Clinical Training Center for students. The Clinical Training Center (CTC) provides a state-of-the-art learning facility with traditional and high-tech eye care instruments and advanced learning technology. The College aims to prepare students to provide care in all types of […]

AZCOPT Associate Dean Recognized by Phoenix Business Journal

AZCOPT Associate Dean Recognized by Phoenix Business Journal

Kaila Osmotherly, OD, FAAO, Associate Dean of the Arizona College of Optometry, has been selected as a member of the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Forty-Under-40” class. The “Forty-Under-40” list annually recognizes up-and-coming leaders in business and the community. This year, the Phoenix Business Journal selected its Class of 2018 from a pool of more than […]

PCO Student Awarded Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care

PCO Student Awarded Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care

 The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announced in early June the 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care recipients, 23 in all, and among them was recent PCO graduate Samantha Myers, OD ’18. The award and grant recognizes outstanding fourth-year student clinicians who have demonstrated excellent overall knowledge of the contact […]

SUNY Optometry Honors Naidoo, Schaeffel with Honorary Degrees During 44th Commencement

SUNY Optometry Honors Naidoo, Schaeffel with Honorary Degrees During 44th Commencement

SUNY Trustee Eunice A. Lewin presented honorary degrees to Dr. Kovin Naidoo, chief executive officer of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, and Dr. Frank Schaeffel, professor of neurobiology of the eye at the Institute of Ophthalmic Research at the University of Tübingen, during SUNY Optometry’s 44th commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24. In his keynote […]

Vivid Vision to Employ Patented Binocular Vision Treatment Device Invented by SUNY Optometry’s Dr. Benjamin Backus, Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda, Dr. Diana Ludlam

Vivid Vision to Employ Patented Binocular Vision Treatment Device Invented by SUNY Optometry’s Dr. Benjamin Backus, Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda, Dr. Diana Ludlam

Vivid Vision, a San Francisco-based eye care start-up, has signed an exclusive license agreement with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York to employ a new device to treat lazy eye and other disorders of binocular vision invented by Dr. Benjamin Backus, an associate professor at the SUNY Optometry, with his colleagues […]

KYCO Faculty Lecture at International Forum

KYCO Faculty Lecture at International Forum

Two faculty members from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) – Josephine Owoeye OD, MPH, and Xiaojing Yu, OD, PhD – were invited to lecture at the International Masters Class in Optometry Education Series and the International Forum of Young Scholars in Optometry. The event was held at the New Hongqiao International Medical […]