Eye on Education
July 2020
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ASCO News
A short conversation with Dr. John Flanagan, ASCO president
 
A special symposium slated for Academy 2020 (Nashville, TN), the first of its kind ever presented at an American Academy of Optometry (AAO) annual meeting...
 
Corporate Contributor News
FDA Provides 510(k) Clearance For BAUSCH + LOMB INFUSE™ Daily Disposable Silicone Hydrogel (SiHy Daily) Contact Lenses
 
Haag-Streit Group Acquires VRMagic
 
Johnson & Johnson Vision Prioritizes Safety of Contact Lenses
 
Luxottica Secures Industry Pricing of Personal Protective Equipment to Optometric Institutions  
 
OCULUS and Wave Have Come Together to Simplify Your Lens Fitting
 
The Complete Destination to Meet Your Next Career Opportunity
 
VSP Global® and Heart of America Eye Care Congress Select Recipient of First Dr. Frank D. Fontana Memorial Scholarship
 
Member News
Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, ASCO president-elect and dean of the UAB School of Optometry, has been elected to serve on the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) board of directors in the class of 2020-2023.
 
In March, the University of Montreal named Dr. Langis Michaud as the new dean for the School of Optometry. His five-year term began June 1.
 
156 hours of rigorous cases that hone critical thinking developed
 
Harry Kaplan, OD, FAAO, of Moorestown, New Jersey, a nationally recognized contact lens specialist and longtime faculty member at Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), passed away May 4, 2020, due to complications associated with COVID-19, at the age of 95.
 
MCPHS-Worcester assistant professor Leonard Contardo, OD, has found a creative way to connect with his students during COVID-19
 
Christina Esposito, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, clinical care coordinator at the Midwestern University Eye Institute and associate professor at the Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT), has been named the 2020 Young Optometrist of the Year by the Arizona Optometric Association (AZOA).
 
Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) has named two winners of the Bernard Blaustein Resident of the Year Award for the Residency Class of 2020.
 
Graduate students at the University of Houston College of Optometry won three out of 11 of this year’s William C. Ezell Fellowships.
 
Salus University vice president and professor emeritus Anthony Di Stefano, OD, MEd, MHP, FAAO, who has been associated with the university and its founding college, the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, in some capacity for more than 50 years, received a Doctor of Science Honorary Degree at the university’s 120 Commencement May 22, 2020 — the first virtual commencement in the institution’s history.
 
Vittotio Mena, OD ’14, has been named the 2020 Public Service Award winner by the Salus University Alumni Association.
 
Dr. Megan Wagner, who graduated this May from the University of Houston, College of Optometry, was selected for a 2020 Johnson & Johnson Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care.
 
The Midwestern University Foundation recently announced a new loan deferment plan for all student borrowers of its loan program.
 
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On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, Prevent Blindness will host the ninth Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a free virtual event. (Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, this year’s event will be held as an online-only event.)