Construction of the University of Houston's Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II will begin on Friday July 10, 2015. Much of the parking lot adjacent to the University Eye Institute will then no longer be available, so UEI patients will be able to park at no cost in the Welcome Center Student Garage across from the J. Davis Armistead and Health and Biomedical Sciences buildings on Calhoun Road.
UHCO welcomed another group of optometric professionals to the ranks as UHCO alumni! On May 12, the Class of 2016 celebrated with friends and family as they received their Doctor of Optometry degrees.
Memorable highlights from the day included the award for Distinguish Alumnus of the Year; Brett Bence, OD,’79, FAAO. Brett currently serves as the director of optometric services in a large multi-center surgical and co-management practice and the president of the American Academy of Optometry. Another highlight from the day’s event included William "Bill" Elizondo, OD, presented with Volunteer of the Year award. William has accumulated many awards and honors during his distinguished career as an advocate for the profession and his community.
It was wonderful to celebrate the honors of such esteemed alumni and friends of the UHCO family and welcome the Class of 2016 as new optometric professionals!
Benedict Professor in Practice Management and Administration
Dr. April Jasper completed her appointment as the Benedict Professor in Practice Management and Practice Administration for the 2015 -2016 academic year. The professorship was established in 1984 through the generosity and support of Mr. Bill Benedict and family. Bill was an entrepreneur and influential leader in the eyewear industry for 68 years and revolutionized the optical laboratory business. It was and still is Mr. Benedict’s intention to provide a focus on administrative and management tools in the optometric curriculum and thus to promote the independent practice of the profession. Past Benedict Professors have been Drs. Irving Bennett, Irvin Borish, Robert Koetting, Jack Runninger, Richard Kattouf, Brad Williams, Wayne Wood, Jerome Legerton, Bobby Christensen, Neil Gailmard, Laurie Sorrenson, Peter Shaw-McMinn, Jack Bridwell, Gary Moss, Carmen Castellano, Mark Wright, Donald Teig, Gary Gerber, Dave Zigler, Michael Rothchild, Carole Burns, Walter West, and Jay Binkowitz. We were pleased to add Dr. April Jasper to this distinguished list of scholars in optometric practice management.
2016 HAVIN Insight Expo
Join Us June 30th, 2016 For The 2016 HAVIN Insight Expo Advocacy In Action
A Half-Day of Information and Networking For the Visually Impaired
The 2016 Insight Expo, sponsored by the Houston Area Visually Impaired Network (HAVIN), is now set and the only thing missing is you! This will be a half-day event with a focus on Advocacy In Action workshops for the visually impaired. Please pre-register, because it not only saves you money, but it also enters you into a special door prize drawing! Breakfast, workshops, discussion panels, and door prizes, all for only $5!