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Corporate and Foundation Relations

Why Partnership Matters

Our world faces complex health challenges and our partners believe in supporting the next generation of optometrists and current practitioners who deliver the best possible vision care in a changing marketplace.

The University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) delivers leading education, vision research, and patient care and applies bold solutions to help spark, scale and sustain cutting edge eye care. But we can’t do this alone. We need the support, expertise, and solutions of our corporate and foundation partners to help our patients and prepare the next generation of vision scientists and optometrists.

Our partnerships are tailored to the unique objectives of each corporation and the opportunities to leverage multiple assets including financial resources, employee talent, product, and engagement.

Ways you can partner with us

UHCO offers a menu of partnership opportunities that support our mission, Enhancing Vision for Life, and your business objectives. We can work together to create a relationship with the right elements for your company or foundation. Contact us today to discuss further.

Student Engagement

Invest in future optometrists and student leaders by supporting student organization activities ranging from advocacy, community service, and clinical skills. These include lunch and learn programs and other opportunities to engage with students in small and large groups. Corporations also have the opportunity to start named scholarship endowments that benefit students, and offer products and services to support research opportunities.

Faculty Engagement

Give your company the opportunity to visit and present material to UHCO faculty at various programs throughout the year. Discuss latest industry initiatives and seek their input.

Resident Engagement

Share new products, information, and corporate updates with UHCO Clinical Residents, Fellows, and Houston affiliated residency programs.

Alumni Programs

With over 4,000 practicing optometrists across the United States and abroad, UHCO’s alumni programs enable your company to be part of our efforts in staying connected and informing our alumni.

Program Support

The College supports various programs and activities throughout the year promoting educational and hands-on opportunities for both faculty and students to engage with industry. This fosters stronger relationships and brand awareness between industry and the College. They include supports for events from our annual White Coat ceremony, Spring Banquet, Scholarship Breakfast and other events.

Naming Opportunities

UHCO has multiple naming opportunities for companies that provide brand recognition within our facilities. These include dedicated naming opportunities for clinical and educational spaces in the College.

Contact Us for Additional Information:

Ashley Olheiser

Alumni Corporate Relations

713-743-2175 |

Sarat Pratapchandran

Director of Development

480-459-8012 |