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Humble beginnings prompt Dr. Shea & Mrs. Linda Shea to pay it forward

He came from humble beginnings. An early life filled with days of hard work, odd jobs and an uncertain future. However, a meeting with the late Dr. Chester Pheiffer, University of Houston College of Optometry Dean (1961-1979), changed the course of his life.

Not your typical student, Dr. Shea was already 26-years-old, with a family to support, no job or scholarships lined up, and lacked the usual prerequisites for admission to the optometry program at UHCO. Nonetheless, Dr. Pheiffer took a chance on Dr. Shea, giving him the opportunity to pursue his goal of becoming an optometrist. He encouraged him to focus on his studies, assisted him with scholarships and offered part-time work opportunities in the Clinic, something Dr. Shea has never forgotten. Shortly after graduating in 1968, Dr. Shea opened his private practice in Wichita, Kansas, and later grew it into one of the largest independent optometry practices in the state. After owning the practice for over four decades, he sold it to his associates and has since retired.

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North Texas Community Clinics Provide Eye Care to 355 Children

The University of Houston College of Optometry’s (UHCO) North Texas Community Clinics recently provided eye care to 355 children from kindergarten through high school in Dallas.

“One in three children accessed eye care for the first time in their lives and 30 were referred for additional care due to amblyopia, strabismus and other vision care issues,” said Dr. Jennifer Deakins, Asst. Clinical Professor at UHCO.

Faculty, residents and externs from UHCO’s Cedar Springs Clinic and Community Eye Care in Fort Worth took part in the Kids Vision for Life event organized by the Essilor Vision Foundation.



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The University of Houston is looking for optometrists with clinical expertise in the areas of Ocular Disease, Contact Lenses, Primary Care, and Pediatrics to join our faculty. This is a chance to shape the future of the profession while working in an environment that allows you to personally grow and develop as part of a dynamic faculty while practicing at the highest level.  
 
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