Thanks to collaboration between the campus vision science community, UAB is one of the first, if not the first, academic center in the United States to acquire a new state-of-the-art microscope. The microscope is the only one of its kind in the southeast region and one of few available in the United States due to the newness of the technology.
On the eve of the 1970s, progressive optometrists were pushing back against the tradition of optometry and leaning toward a broader scope of practice that included the detection, diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases.
Dr. Eli Peli ‘83, a NECO alumnus and adjunct faculty member, has been ranked #1 researcher in the United States and #4 world-wide in a recently published global optometrist ranking (Nichols et al, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 2022, 105, 20-25).
Dr. Heidi Wagner is very new to Southern California College of Optometry, having commenced her official duties as one of SCCO’s most recent faculty hires just one month ago, but SCCO is not necessarily new to Dr. Wagner.