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OOA’s Realeyes Education Program Receives National Recognition

A classroom education program created by the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA) Tuesday received the Outstanding Scientific Paper (Project) Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) in Colorado’s capital city. The award recognizes an individual, group, or institution that has contributed significantly to the advancement of eye/vision care in the public health field. The Realeyes

An Interview with AOA President Andrea P. Thau, O.D.

To become an optometrist, we all start at the same place; optometry school. However, being an optometrist does not mean we all are the same nor do we all interact with the profession in the same manner. Some, like Andrea P. Thau, O.D., decide to give their time to the legislated aspect of optometry in

Foresight: Optometry Student Leaders Looking Forward

The Fall 2016 edition of Foresight magazine — AOSA’s largest ever — covers all aspects of optometry from a student’s eye view.  Advocating for the profession, choosing a residency or career path, honing your personal skill set or deciding to get a tattoo, the student leaders of the AOSA give you their perspective.  Look for

Five Quick Facts about The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry

The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry is the most recent school to open an optometry program. Known as KYCO (pronounced KAI-CO), the school expects to seat 60 students for their inaugural class, which graduates in the year 2020. Here are five highlights to this new school of optometry: Location. KYCO is located