An annual tradition signifying one's start to their professional health care career, the College of Optometry welcomed 100 individuals from the class of 2026 at Thursday's white coat ceremony in orientation week.
The College of Optometry held its second panel discussion for "Women In Optometry" led by second and third-year students, Rachel Lootens, Class of 2025; Alexis Temple, Class of 2025 and Gabrielle Brending, Class of 2024, with faculty members Dr. Jung-Sun Kim, clinical assistant professor; Dr. Lisa Ostrin, associate professor and Dr. Maria Walker, assistant professor.
Research by a University of Houston College of Optometry scientist Geunyoung Yoon supports the continued investigation into how peripheral vision may contribute to myopia, or nearsightedness, and could be a pathway to slowing or preventing the condition altogether.
Hyaluronan, long known as a miracle cure for wrinkles, is being studied at the University of Houston College of Optometry as a possible prevention for dry eye disease. After a discovery in the lab, there’s good reason to think it will work.