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 […]

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 […]

Pacific University College of Optometry Dean Dr. Jennifer Coyle Receives National Honor

Pacific University College of Optometry Dean Dr. Jennifer Coyle Receives National Honor

Pacific University College of Optometry Dean Jennifer Coyle ‘90, OD ‘93, MS ‘00, FAAO has been honored as the recipient of the 2018 Women in Optometry Theia Award of Excellence for Education. Coyle was among seven optometrists the publication honored for their contributions to the profession and recognized at the annual American Academy of Optometry […]

In Memory of Dr. Freddy Chang

In Memory of Dr. Freddy Chang

Longtime optometric educator and retired Southern College of Optometry Professor Freddy Chang, OD, PhD, passed away on Nov. 17, 2018, at the age of 83. Freddy was born on September 18, 1935 in mainland China to Lennox Chang and Ulan Lai. In 1970, Freddy completed his optometry degree from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada […]

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 […]

SUNY Optometry’s 2018 Alumnus of the Year: Dr. Joseph Boorady

SUNY Optometry’s 2018 Alumnus of the Year: Dr. Joseph Boorady

The SUNY College of Optometry Alumni Association has named Dr. Joseph Boorady ’93 its 2018 Alumnus of the Year. He was honored during the Envision New York alumni reception on Saturday, October 20 at the Princeton Club of New York. Dr. Boorady is global vice president, ocular surface disease for Johnson and Johnson Vision. He […]

Student Research Named Newsworthy by the American Academy of Optometry

Student Research Named Newsworthy by the American Academy of Optometry

Jessica Jasien, doctoral candidate in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Vision Science Graduate Program, was invited by the American Academy of Optometry to present what was called one of the 10 most newsworthy abstracts of 2018. Jasien, a native of Rumson, NJ, presented her findings Nov. 7 in San Antonio, Texas, at the AAO’s […]

Salus PCO Participates in Special Olympics

Salus PCO Participates in Special Olympics

Several Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry students and faculty members alike took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer at the 30th annual Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Fall Festival. Organized and hosted by Villanova University, this year’s theme was “Once Upon a Fall Fest: A Story of Bravery” and featured six Olympic-type games […]

UHCO is one of the First Optometry Institutions in the US to use Anatomage Table

UHCO is one of the First Optometry Institutions in the US to use Anatomage Table

UHCO is one of the first optometry institutions in the nation to use the Anatomage Table, a 3D anatomy table that uses digital cadavers to teach anatomy solely for the optometry program. The world’s first virtual dissection table allows users to visualize anatomy as they would on a human cadaver. Students will learn anatomy using […]