With more than 100 students from five schools attending the Great Western Council of Optometry in Portland, OR, the issues of education, political change and new technology were front and center at the regional optometric meeting. For the first time, some students were able to get travel grants from western schools that typically have not
If laughter is the best medicine, doctors of optometry are in for a dose of jocosity during Optometry’s Meeting® 2018 June 20-24 in Denver, Colorado.Howie Mandel-comedian, actor, producer and author-will perform at Celebration of Optometry June 23, the closing night of Optometry’s Meeting, in the Colorado Convention Center. Mandel may be best known these days as a
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals, including our fellow colleagues at the University of Houston College of Optometry, InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico and Nova Southeastern University. These were historic hurricanes, creating unprecedented damage. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and to respond to Hurricane Irma, the American Optometric Student Association
The AOSA celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2018, and plans are taking shape to mark the occasion from many perspectives; we’ll look at the amazing progress in optometric education, the optometrists who emerged as student leaders and continued to fulfill their early promise; and the profession that was shaped over the decades
AOSA proud to partner on the first “EyeFWD” experience, October 7-11, to help a select group of OD students better understand the business of eye care to achieve the practice of their dreams Luxottica Retail’s Eye Care Division in North America, which supports the practice development and growth of their affiliated doctors, has launched a
The Arkansas Optometric Association (ArOA) has announced Zach Burroughs as the recipient of the 2017 Dr. William H. Townsend Scholarship. Zach Burroughs, son of Lynn and Betty Burroughs, is a third-generation Paragould resident. Zach graduated from Paragould High School in 2011 where he and his brothers competed in baseball and basketball. Zach went on to
In May 2017, 25 Optometry Students traveled to Tanzania to care for the vision of others. A first-time collaboration between OneSight and the AOSA, students share their experiences. Based on the success of the program, look for the program to expand for 2018.
The AOSA/AOA and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care want to know what you think about the role of advocacy in optometry. Even if you weren’t at the course “The Inside Scoop: Advocacy and You” to vote with glow sticks, you can make your voice heard by completing this brief survey.
Against the backdrop of major health care reform — and with the largest-ever gathering of optometry students — the American Optometric Student Association at Optometry’s Meeting® announced multiple new initiatives, debuted a series of first-time events and honored individuals for their outstanding contributions to students and patient care. The Washington, D.C., meeting hosted more than
The AOSA has awarded its Merit Award to Tanya Ray of Optometry Giving Sight. The award is given in recognition of exceptional and steadfast support of the AOSA. The award is usually presented during the AOSA General Session at Optometry’s Meeting. However, Ms. Ray had welcomed daughter Parker into the world earlier in the week