Optometry Disaster Recovery Fund

Hurricane Harvey has impacted our lives like never before. To assist in recovery efforts, our Foundation for Education and Research in Vision (FERV) has launched a “Disaster Recovery Fund”. Funds will be used to assist individuals in need. To donate by mail, send a check payable to the Foundation for Education and Research in Vision (FERV). Include “Disaster Recovery” in the memo section and mail to: University of Houston College of Optometry, Attn: Liz Mauzy, 4901 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas 77204. To donate by credit card, contact Liz Mauzy at 713.743.1795

If you would like to donate to the University of Houston General Harvey Relief Fund, you can select from one or both of the following options:

UH Cougar Emergency Fund
While Houston has undergone unprecedented devastation, we have seen the best of humanity emerge in helping those in need. Help students adversely impacted by the storm. To make a donation, you may go online and contribute to the UH Cougar Emergency Fund (indicate "Harvey Relief- Optometry" in comment box). Tax deductible donations to this fund will be utilized to provide comfort and ease to UH students who are enduring hardship as a result of the storm.

Harvey Relief Fund for Faculty & Staff Facing Hardship
If you want to help UH faculty and staff with storm hardship financial needs, you can give at UH Hardship Fund. (indicate "Harvey Relief- Optometry" in comment box).

University Eye Institute Patient Parking

Parking for the UHCO and UEI has been moved to the ground floor student parking directly garage across Calhoun from the UEI. Please review the new location on the downloadable map, and carefully study the directions below. After parking, please exit the Northeast corner of the garage facing Calhoun Road by the stop-signed crosswalk to UHCO or the UEI.

*** Your parking ticket will be validated once you reach your appointment.

Directions to the UEI

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FERV Annual Anderson Fair Concert

The eighth annual FERV (The Foundation for Education and Research in Vision) fundraising concert at Anderson Fair, benefitting UHCO Class Scholarship Endowments, was helf Saturday, September 9. Anderson Fair is a small unique, volunteer run, singer-songwriter, music venue that is now considered the oldest such place in the US in continuous operation. Over the last 46 years, many now successful singer-songwriters first performed and learned their craft at Anderson Fair. This year's muscial perforamces performance featured Trish Hinojosa with Matt Harlan as the opening act. 

 

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Over 1,000 get eye care in shelters, thanks to UHCO partnerships

Over 1,000 Hurricane Harvey evacuees have been provided eye care in shelters across Houston, Dallas and in Austin through the efforts of UHCO faculty, alumni, residents, clinical fellow, staff and students. Immediately after the tragedy struck, UHCO’s Pat Segu, OD, ’92, and Nancy George, OD, ’81 worked with Prevent Blindness Texas, the City of Houston Health Department and Harris County Health Department to mobilize eye care clinics at the George R Brown (GRB) Convention Center and the NRG Stadium. 

 

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