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December 2021
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ASCO News
ASCO has published a new position statement on Optometry Graduates’ Clinical Competencies.
 
In collaboration with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO®), the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has posted the pass rates for every optometric institution available on its website.
 
Deadline to submit nominations is January 14, 2022.
 
Deadline to submit essays is February 18, 2022
 
Corporate Contributor News
Alcon Launches TOTAL30 as the First-and-Only Monthly Replacement, Water Gradient Contact Lens
 
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves VUITY™ (pilocarpine HCI ophthalmic solution) 1.25%, the First and Only Eye Drop to Treat Presbyopia (Age-Related Blurry Near Vision)
 
Bausch + Lomb Launches Biotrue® Eye Care Recycling Program in Collaboration with Terracycle in the United States
 
CooperVision Opens Applications for its 2022 Best Practices Scholarship Program
 
Second Annual J&J Vision Global Eye Health Survey Reveals that People Aren’t Taking Proactive Measures to Keep Their Eyes Healthy
 
Luxottica Eye Care Invites Students to Apply for 2022 OneSight Clinic
 
MacuHealth Announces its Support of ASCO
 
Marco Ophthalmic Announces VisuALL S Virtual Reality Visual Field Analyzer as New Addition to Product Portfolio
 
optomap® Single Capture Ultra-widefield Retinal Imaging Helps Practices Gain Time
 
Optimizing OCT Imaging
 
New As Eye See It Blog: Dr. Katelyn McDevitt’s Journey from Optometry School to Private Practice
 
Walmart Optometry Professional Relations Announcement
 
Member News
For the third consecutive year, The Ohio State University College of Optometry has received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
 
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University was officially presented with the National Optometric Association (NOA) 2021 School of the Year award during the University’s inaugural DEI Speaks event hosted on the University’s campus last month.
 
As UC Berkeley’s general community returned to in-person work this fall, the faculty at UC Berkeley's Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science assisted in the effort to vaccinate students, staff and faculty.
 
Dr. Glen Steele, the longest-serving faculty member at Southern College of Optometry, was recently inducted into the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association’s Hall of Fame. Dr. Steele’s induction came alongside 24 alumni from private schools across Tennessee.
 
Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Optometry brings together optometry students across all classes so they can start getting to know and encourage each other throughout their time in our program.
 
Marc Jacobson, MMS ‘21, was well aware of his family’s legacy. Both his grandfather and his great-grandfather had graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry — Salus University’s founding College.
 
Backed by a $3.7 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD ‘16, dean of research and professor in the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and an expert on convergence insufficiency (CI), will be part of a multi-institutional team seeking to establish guidelines that will help clinicians diagnose and treat concussion-related CI.
 
Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry is excited to announce the publication of a laser reference textbook available for optometry students and residents to use when taking laser courses.
 
Seth D. Fortmann, a dual degree MD/PhD student enrolled in the Vision Science Graduate Program (VSGP), has been awarded an F30 research grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Eye Institute (NIH/NEI).
 
News to Share
NAEVR/AEVR Issue Fall 2021 Contributor Report
 
The 2021-2022 IPEC/COF Excellence in IPE Collaboration Award cycle is now open. This is the second year of co-sponsorship with the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation. The deadline for submissions is 8 p.m. eastern time on Friday, February 4, 2022.