John David Perrigin Scholarship Endowment

If you wish to make a memorial gift in support of the John David Perrigin Scholarship Endowment, please make your check payable to the Foundation for Education and Research in Vision (FERV) and mail to UHCO, Attn:FERV, 4901 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77204-2020. To make a credit card gift you may call 713.743.1795 and speak with Liz Mauzy. The Perrigin family will be notified of your gift. Condolence cards may be mailed to the attention of Drs. Dave and Judy Perrigin at the same address.

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University Eye Institute Patient Parking

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.

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Dr. Jan Bergmanson receives international accolade

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) presented the prestigious IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards and IACLE Travel Award at the 40th British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference June 9-11, 2017.   
The 2017 winners were:

  • IACLE Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year 2017 Professor Jan Bergmanson, University of Houston, Texas, USA 
  • IACLE Europe / Africa – Middle East Contact Lens Educator of the Year 2017Dr Yazan Gammoh, Amman Ahliyah University, Amman, Jordan
  • IACLE Asia Pacific Contact Lens Educator of the Year 2017Professor Koon-Ja Lee, Eulji University, Seongnam, Korea


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41 Years Later, the Nation's Oldest Optometry Study Group Stays Strong

The North Texas Study Group, founded in 1976, is considered the nation’s oldest optometry study group. They have been meeting monthly in Dallas for 41 consecutive years. Learn more about the group, what makes them stay strong, and find out how you can start one.

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2017 Hall of Visionaries Inductee

Ronald Harwerth, OD, ’64, PhD, FAAO, was inducted to the Hall of Visionaries at UHCO on May 15, 2017. Dr. Harwerth is the John and Rebecca Moores Professor and has been a member of the faculty since 1970. His research has produced over 130 publications and numerous accolades. For generations, Dr. Harwerth has been advancing vision research and educating students in the classroom. His dedication and passion have made him a pillar in the optometric community and UHCO is proud to honor him as an inductee into the Hall of Visionaries.

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