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The Journal of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

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SCCOMBKU Graduate is Winner
of 2020 Student Award in Clinical Ethics

ASCO and its Ethics Educators Special Interest Group are pleased to announce Ryan Yuan, OD, as the winner of the 2020 Student Award in Clinical Ethics. Dr. Yuan graduated this year from Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. His winning essay, “Ethics of Ocular Pain Management,” appears below. The Student Award […]
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Call for Papers for Theme Edition:
Diversity and Cultural Competence in Optometry

The population continues to become more diverse, and optometry must be able to meet the cultural, ethnic, racial, gender and linguistic needs of patients. Optometric Education is inviting authors to submit scholarly papers addressing related themes such as diversity, cultural competency, gender issues and cultural awareness. The deadline to submit papers for this theme edition […]
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Two Join ASCO Journal as Associate Editors

Jamie Althoff, OD, and Keshia S. Elder, OD, MS, FAAO, have been selected as Associate Editors for ASCO’s journal, Optometric Education. Dr. Althoff, a 2007 graduate of the Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry, is currently an Assistant Professor at the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry where she also serves as the Director […]
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ASCO’s Public Awareness Campaign “Optometry Gives Me Life” Surpasses Benchmarks

In the eight months since its March 2019 launch, ASCO’s public awareness campaign ― Optometry Gives Me Life ― has gained impressive momentum. The online, e-mail and social media ads associated with the campaign have been viewed nearly 35 million times.1 According to the media and communications agency partnered with ASCO on the initiative, the […]
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Winning Clinical Ethics Essay
Addresses Familiar Tough Topic

ASCO and its Ethics Educators Special Interest Group are pleased to announce Negar Sohbati as the winner of the 2019 Student Award in Clinical Ethics. Negar is a member of the Illinois College of Optometry’s Class of 2020. Her winning essay, “Optometrist as Mandatory Reporter: What is Our Obligation to Keep the Roads Safe for […]
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Call for Submissions: 3rd World Congress of Optometry

  The World Council of Optometry (WCO) invites educators, optometrists, researchers, public health experts and students to participate in the 3rd World Congress of Optometry by submitting abstracts for continuing education lectures, workshops and the scientific program. The Congress will be held in partnership with the American Academy of Optometry, Oct. 23-27, 2019, in Orlando, […]
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Recipients of the 2018 ASCO Educational Starter Grants

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), along with The Vision Care Institute, LLC, an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., awarded two Educational Starter Grants this year. The recipients and their research projects are: Shankaran Ramaswamy, PhD, MCPHS University — “Relationship Between Grit and Academic Performance in Optometry Students” Joshua […]
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Optometric Education Journal Seeking Associate Editor

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry invites applications for the position of Associate Editor of its peer-reviewed journal Optometric Education. Responsibilities The Associate Editor is responsible for collaborating with the Editor on the content of the journal, including sharing the writing of three editorials per year. The Associate Editor consults with the Editor […]
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ASCO Announces Winner
of 2017 Educational Starter Grant

Nicole M. Putnam, PhD, is the recipient of a 2017 Educational Starter Grant, which is provided by ASCO along with The Vision Care Institute, LLC, an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. The grant will support Dr. Putnam’s education research project “An Inquiry-Based Approach to Teaching Sphero-Cylindrical Ametropia.” Dr. Putnam is an Assistant Professor […]
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Journal Bestows 2017 Writing Excellence Award

Gregory M. Fecho, OD, Jamie Althoff, OD, and Patrick Hardigan, PhD, all faculty members at NOVA Southeastern University, received the 2017 Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence for their research paper “Assessing Student Performance in Geometrical Optics Using Two Different Assessment Tools: Tablet and Paper,” which was published in the Fall 2016 (Volume 42, […]
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2nd World Congress of Optometry
Features Educators’ Track

The 2nd World Congress of Optometry will be held in Hyderabad, India, Sept. 11-13, 2017. Focused on the theme of “Accessible, Quality Vison and Eye Health,” this year’s biennial congress offers optometrists, vision scientists, educators, researchers, students and other visual health professionals a wide-ranging program including lectures and workshops in a variety of areas such […]
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Research Teams Receive 2016 ASCO Educational Starter Grants

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 Educational Starter Grants, which are dedicated to supporting educational research. A generous donation from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. has provided funding for this year’s grants. We applaud all faculty who submitted grant applications this year. The […]
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Student Award in Clinical Ethics

ASCO and its Ethics Educators SIG are pleased to announce Krystal Chee, OD, as the winner of the 2016 Student Award in Clinical Ethics. The winner of this annual national award receives $1,000 and an engraved plaque. Dr. Chee is a 2016 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry. Her winning […]
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Dr. Hoppe Delivers Keynote Address at Summer Institute for Faculty Development

Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe was honored as the keynote speaker during ASCO’s 2015 Summer Institute for Faculty Development (SIFD), which took place July 12-15 in St. Louis. Dr. Hoppe, ASCO Secretary-Treasurer and the Founding Dean of Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, has been involved with the SIFD since its inception in 2006, providing […]
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Student Award in Clinical Ethics

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry and its Ethics Educators Special Interest Group are pleased to announce Molly Spatcher, OD, as the winner of the 2015 Student Award in Clinical Ethics. This annual national award, sponsored by International Vision Expo, provides the winner with $1,000 and a commemorative plaque. Dr. Spatcher wrote her […]
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Authors Receive the Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence

Denise Goodwin, OD, FAAO, John R. Hayes, PhD (Pacific University College of Optometry) and Len Koh, PhD, OD, MBA (Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry) are the winners of the 2015 Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO). The biannual award recognizes an outstanding research […]
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ASCO Awards 2015 Educational Starter Grants

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), along with supporters The Vision Care Institute, LLC, an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., and Luxottica, are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Educational Starter Grants. Grants were awarded to: • William Edmondson, OD, and Jennifer Snyder, OD, Southern College of […]
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