The Journal of Optometric Education

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Vol 39, No 2 (2014): Optometric Education
Spring 2014

Blended Learning in Optometric Clinical Procedures Instruction 

Also Inside:

  • Educator’s Podium: Teaching with the iPad
  • ASCOTech: Optometric Technology and the Millennial Generation

Call for Papers:
Optometric Education is announcing a future theme edition, which will focus on all aspects of interprofessional education. The deadline to submit articles for this theme edition is Aug. 30, 2014. For additional information on the theme edition contact Dr. Aurora Denial at



Vol 39, No 1 (2013): Optometric Education
Fall 2013

A Novel Approach to Bridge the Gap Between Didactic and Clinical Education 

Also Inside:

  • Optometric Education in Trinidad and Tobago: Developing a New Program in the West Indies
  • Traditional vs. Blended Learning of Pharmacology 

New in this Edition:

  • Educator’s Podium: an opinion-based, non-peer-reviewed forum that provides an opportunity for optometric educators to share, think and question within any area related to the educational process or improving patient care. This forum opens an exchange among educators and can be thought of as a preliminary step in the development of scholarly work. A summary of each Educator’s Podium will be posted on Facebook to enable immediate dialogue between its author and colleagues.

Optometric Education Volume 38 Number 3 Summer 2013

Vol 38, No 3 (2013): Optometric Education
Summer 2013

Predictors of Academic Success for Optometry Students 

Also Inside:

  • Impact of Interactive Instructional Tools in Gross Anatomy for Optometry Students: a Pilot Study
  • Value Added Assessment of Private Practice Externships
  • Carbon Monoxide and the Eye: A Teaching Case Report
  • Recipients of ASCO Starter Grants for Educational Research and the Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence Announced
  • ASCOTech: Open Access Publishing, Opportunities and Challenges

Optometric Education Volume 38 Number 2 Spring2013

Vol 38, No 2 (2013): Optometric Education
Spring 2013

Innovative Teaching Methods

Also Inside:

  • Functional Vision Loss in a Community Health Care Setting: A Teaching Case Report
  • Think Tank: Directions in Optometric Education
  • ASCOTech: Seven Ways to Boost “App-titude” in the Clinic at Little or No Cost

Optometric Education Volume 38 Number 1 Fall 2012

Vol 38, No 1 (2012): Optometric Education
Fall 2012

Scholarly Activity by Optometric Educators: Expectations, Barriers and Support

Also Inside:

  • The Effect of Participating in Continuing Optometric Education: a Pilot Study
  • ASCOTech: 3D in the Optometric Classroom: Forward-Thinking or Fluff?
  • ASCO’s Janoff Award to be Presented in 2013


Vol 37, No 3 (2012): Optometric Education
Summer 2012

Remembering Irvin Borish

Also Inside:

  • Comparing Proportional Estimates of U.S. Optometrists by Race and Ethnicity with Population Census Data
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Teaching Case Report
  • The 2012 Educational Starter Grants
  • Think Tank: What is the impact on a profession when a scholarly journal is retired?
  • ASCOTech: Khan Academy


Vol 37, No 2 (2012): Optometric Education
Winter/Spring 2012

Social Media in Optometric Education

Also Inside:

  • A Portfolio to Assess Clinical Competencies, Assist Learning and Develop Professionalism in Eye Care Education
  • The 2012 Educational Starter Grant Program
  • Think Tank: The Impact of Social Network Services on Optometric Education
  • My Best Day in Optometric Education: Another One May Be Just Around the Corner
  • ASCOTech: Novel Approaches to Educational Technology: Lessons


Vol 37, No 1 (2011): Optometric Education
Fall 2011

Inside This Edition:

  • In Clinical Optometric Education, Does Extern Outreach Training Produce Outreach Providers?
  • Modernizing Optometric Education in Australia: Ideas from Medical Education
  • Student and Faculty Perceptions of Factors Influencing the Clinical Learning Experience
  • Contact Lens-Related Corneal Ulcer: A Teaching Case Report
  • Think Tank: Consider this Ethics Scenario
  • A Special Report from ASCO: Attributes of Students Graduating from Schools and Colleges of Optometry


Vol 36, No 3 (2011): Optometric Education
Summer 2011

Teaching Critical Thinking

Also Inside:

  • Visual Mapping to Enhance Learning and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Differentiating the Elements of Clinical Thinking
  • The Integrative Track at SUNY State College of Optometry
  • Teaching Clinical Decision Making: The Keystone Experience


Vol 36, No 2 (2011): Optometric Education
Winter 2011

Journal Celebrates 36th Year!

Also Inside:

  • Assessment of the Ocular Disease Diagnostic Tutor as a Learning Tool
  • A Comparison of Learning Styles Across the Decades
  • A Backward Glance on Optometric Education: Institutional Profile of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
  • Best Practices in Debt Management for Optometry Students: A Roadmap from Inquiry to Graduation
  • Private Practice Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Anterior Uveitis: Teaching Case Reports


Vol 36, No 1 (2010): Optometric Education
Fall 2010

Learning Disabilities in Professional School Students

Also Inside:

  • Acute Ocular Trauma in a Child: A Teaching Case Report
  • Tobacco Dependence Education in Optometry: A Canadian Pilot Study Assessing Practices and Opportunities
  • ASCOTech: Technology Can Help Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed


Vol 35, No 3 (2010): Optometric Education
Summer 2010

The Development of Entry Level Low Vision Rehabilitation Competencies in Optometric Education

Also Inside:

  • Yoda and Mr. Clean on TV and in a Digital Universe
  • Optometric Student Gender Trends and the Importance of Diversity
  • Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis: A Teaching Case Report


Vol 35, No 2 (2010): Optometric Education
Winter 2010

Assessment Methods for Final Year Optometry Students

Also Inside:

  • World Wide Web: As Easy as 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
  • Changes in Study Practices of First Year Optometry Students
  • Is the Era of Private Practice Over?


Vol 35, No 1 (2009): Optometric Education
Fall 2009

Growing Patient Volume in an Academic Setting

Also Inside:

  • Focus on the President
  • Teaching Case Report: Diagnosing POAG
  • Think Tank: Views on Board Certification