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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BrightFocus Foundation to visit UHCO

UHCO welcomes the BrightFocus Foundation on Friday, October 28, 2016. The BrightFocus Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports research and provides public education on brain and eye diseases. The Foundation is touring Drs. Deborah Otteson and Vijay Krishna Raghunathan’s research labs and will meet with other Houston area researchers that the foundation has funded in the fields of Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Dr. Jan Bergmanson featured in 'Top 30 in Contact Lenses'

Jan Bergmanson, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, was featured in the September 2016 issue of Contact Lens Spectrum as one of the Top 30 in Contact Lenses. Click here to read full article and few other honorees.  

As a clinician anatomist and pathologist with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Bergmanson has had the privilege to inform clinicians and physiologists of the exact structure that a contact lens is placed upon and the consequences of the contact lens presence on the eye. Occasionally, he has had to correct flawed anatomical assumptions when interpreting a clinical manifestation, as was the case with polymegethism.

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James Dienst, OD, '89, promoted to Brigadier General

Brigadier General James H. Dienst, OD, '89, is the first general officer in U.S. Air Force Optometry history. He is one of the U.S. Air Force’s most accomplished leaders in military healthcare, Dienst has served in a broad range of leadership, clinic, and staff positions over the past 21 years. Highlighting the rarity of Dienst’s promotion to one-star, only one colonel was chosen out of hundreds considered.

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