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UHCO Clinical Residents

On Aug. 22, UHCO celebrated our current clinical residents and welcomed the 2015-2016 class of residents. While part of the UHCO family our previous residents participated in several community service events which influence the greater Houston community and UH student body. These events include the Mayor’s Back to School Program, UHCO Optometry Day, See to Succeed and many more.

UHCO has seven college-based clinical residencies and five affiliated residency programs. These programs are designed to provide optometrists with advanced clinical training and knowledge through direct patient care, scholarly activities and the development of advanced clinical competencies. We have enjoyed the time shared with our current residents and look forward to the new class. We wish our outgoing residents the very best with their endeavors and congratulations to the new residents on joining the UHCO Residency family. We look forward to a wonderful year!

Hall of Visionaries

On Saturday, June 6, UHCO inducted their inaugural member, Mr. Bill C. Benedict, into the Hall of Visionaries. Bill was an entrepreneur and influential leader in the eyewear industry for 68 years and revolutionized the optical laboratory business. He was considered a friend, father and mentor to those who knew him and were fortunate enough to have worked with him. Throughout his career, Bill never forgot his roots and continually provided for UHCO and the next generation of optometrists. His  philosophy was, “Never tell a person how bad they are but how good they can be” and “cheer them on and keep score.” 

Harold Bedell, Ph.D., FAAO Retires

We say “Happy Trails” to our beloved friend Dr. Harold Bedell for his 35 years of commitment and dedication to UHCO. He has been instrumental to the field of vision science research and has supervised 15 Masters theses, 12 Ph.D. dissertations and been on the research committee for over 65 Masters and Ph.D. candidates. UHCO will always hold a place for you; we wish you the best in Colorado!

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