Eye on Education
March 2022
President's Column
What do we fear? We don’t like to admit it, but for considerable time now, we have all managed fears on a professional and personal level. Just remember the early days of COVID.
 
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ASCO News
Approximately 70 attendees participated in ASCO’s virtual Town Hall Forum for Corporate Contributors on Thursday, February 10. 
 
Corporate Contributor News
Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness Launch Annual AMD Awareness Month Campaign to Educate Patients
 
CooperVision Sponsors Seventh Annual Educators’ Meeting at Global Specialty Lens Symposium
 
Introducing ACUVUE® Abiliti™
 
Job Search Boot Camp Teaches Interviewing and Networking Skills to Students
 
Students Learn About the Connection Between Nutrition and Eye Health
 
Don't Waste Time Searching for Dry Eye
 
Reichert Technologies® Celebrates 100 Years of Phoroptor®!
 
The Technology Spurring Efficiency & Contributing to 15% Revenue Growth
 
Transitions Optical Announces 2021 Innovation Award Finalists
 
Calling All Students!
 
VSP Global and Heart of America Eye Care Congress Announce Dr. Frank D. Fontana Memorial Scholarship Recipient
 
Member News
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.
 
A multidisciplinary team of doctors at UC Berkeley's Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science have initiated an innovative approach to treating a complicated and elusive disease.
 
Taylor Frank ‘23OD, is the winner of the 2021 Joseph C. Toland Memorial Scholarship for the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University.
 
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).
 
Jane Gwiazda, PhD; James Mertz, PhD, OD'07; and Glen McCormack, OD, PhD are retiring from NECO this year, after many decades with the college.
 
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.