Archive by year 2018

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 […]

Third Year NECO Student and Partnership Team at Codman Square Health Center Receives Grant to Develop Sustainable Models for Vision Screenings and Follow-Up Care

Third Year NECO Student and Partnership Team at Codman Square Health Center Receives Grant to Develop Sustainable Models for Vision Screenings and Follow-Up Care

Ms. Julie Alejandro, a third year optometry student, is part of the research team at the Codman Square Health Center that was awarded the 2018 Boston Children’s Hospital Community Partnership Fund (CPF). The CPF identifies and funds projects from community-based programs or organizations that seek to “improve the health and well-being of children and families” […]

AZCOPT, CCO Offer Virtual Reality Labs for Student Training

AZCOPT, CCO Offer Virtual Reality Labs for Student Training

Midwestern University’s optometry programs are among the vanguard of U.S.-based optometry programs, offering virtual reality simulated heads for students to practice disease diagnosis. The Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) and the Chicago College of Optometry (CCO) offer cutting-edge simulation technology via the Virtual Reality Lab, which provides students with a “virtual head” that contains three-dimensional […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salus PCO Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

Salus PCO Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

              Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) recently welcomed Drs. Alan G. Kabat, Nicholas Karbach and Patrick McManamon (left to right above). Dr. Alan Kabat will provide patient care in primary care and the dry eye specialty services at The Eye Institute (TEI) of Salus University’s Oak Lane […]

Hundreds of New Yorkers Attend University Eye Center Health and Wellness Expo

Hundreds of New Yorkers Attend University Eye Center Health and Wellness Expo

More than 800 New Yorkers attended Health and Wellness Expo 2018, University Eye Center’s open house, on Saturday, August 4. The annual Expo brings community partners together to promote healthy behavior changes and reduce risk factors for disease. Attendees of all ages, including children and senior citizens, braved the rainy conditions for access to free […]