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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From The University of Houston College of Optometry

UHCO Ranked #1 in Cited Faculty Publications

The University of Houston College of Optometry has been ranked #1 among institutions with the most cited optometry faculty publications in the US and #2 worldwide, according to an analysis of highly cited articles by optometry school faculty and researchers during the 2000-2016 period. The bibliometric analysis of optometry faculty publications was conducted by Pamela C. Sievings at the National Institutes of Health and Bette Anton at the University of California Berkeley. The analysis also found that optometry program researchers chose vision journals for 70% of their publications and their research was being funded by a wide array of governmental and private organizations.

See to Succeed Program Welcomes New Partner

Optometry Giving Sight provides support to Houston's See To Succeed program
The Houston Health Foundation welcomed Optometry Giving Sight today as a new partner in the See to Succeed program. Optometry Giving Sight, an organization devoted to mobilizing support for avoidable blindness and vision impairment worldwide, donated $15,800 to support Houston school-aged children. The See to Succeed program provides free eye exams and glasses each year to more than 11,000 children enrolled in Houston-area school districts with support from community partners.

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NEI Myopia Features UHCO Faculty

Earl Smith, OD, '72, PhD, '78 and David Berntsen, OD, '02, PhD, were recently featured in an NEI myopia feature.

Several studies indicate that the prevalence of myopia is increasing in the U.S. and worldwide, and researchers project that the trend will continue in the coming decades. Otherwise known as nearsightedness, myopia occurs when the eye grows too long from front to back. Instead of focusing images on the retina—the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye—images are focused at a point in front of the retina. As a result, people with myopia have good near vision but poor distance vision.

For full feature visit the Natioanl Eye Institute's (NEI) website:

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