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.
From The University of Houston College of Optometry
2016 Best AAO Student Presentation to UHCO
UHCO's own, Kaleb Abbott, Opt III, is the recipient of the Best Student Scientific Presentations of the 2016 American Academy and Optometry (AAO) annual meeting. Abbott’s presentation entitled, "Relationship between Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells and Refractive Error, Light Exposure, and Melatonin", was selected as one of the two best science presentations. Abbott will be recognized for his efforts at the 2017 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting in Baltimore. Congratulations, and we look forward to more amazing research!
UHCO Wins Custom Stable Cup
UHCO won the inaugural Custom Stable Cup at the AAO meeting in Anaheim. The CS Cup was an event held on the trade show room floor and co-sponsored by Optovue and Contamac and promoted exclusively by the AOSA. The points were earned by wearing a Custom Stable Scleral lens, then utilizing the Optovue OCT and dynamic scleral lens software to analyze the lens on eye.
UHCO overwhelmed the competition, with 132 points and over 40 students participating. The Trophy will be inscribed with the winners and be displayed at the College until the 2017 AAO Meeting. In addition, AOSA won 2 travel grants for 2 AOSA members/UHCO students for the 2017 Academy meeting!
Prevent Blindness Texas honors Dr. Pat Segu
The 6th Annual Eye Stroll for Vision, hosted by Prevent Blindness Texas, honored Dr. Pat Segu on November 19, for her tireless community service efforts. This fun-filled, family-friendly event allows folks to watch the animals in the zoo wake up as you stroll through the Houston Zoo. It offers a 5K course and a 1 mile course, so there's something for everyone. All proceeds from this event benefit Prevent Blindness Texas's sight-saving programs!
Applications for admission from OptomCAS and the UHCO Supplemental Application will be accepted starting July 1st through February 15th prior to the fall semester in which the applicant expects to enter.