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Dr. Kevin McDaid Scholarship Endowment Fund

Kevin McDaid graduated from the UH College of Optometry in 1989 and was a successful practitioner and Senior Vice President of Vision Source, Inc. Dr. McDaid believed that independent optometrists could be very successful  if they utilize resources the optometric industry provides in people, products and technology. He believed in the education of students and sharing the ideals he believed in to ensure success in an increasingly competitive market. Dr. McDaid passed away on April 8, 2001.Vision Source is the nation's premier network of independent doctors of optometry with more than 2,700 doctors in over 1,400 practices across the United States.

  • Funds will be used to support one or more student externship rotations with successful, progressive, independent optometrists, to further Dr. McDaid's belief that independent optometrists can be successful by utilizing the products, services, and technologies provided by the eyecare industry. Student recipients will be selected by the Dean of the College of Optometry. Externship locations for this scholarship will be recommended by the Advisory Board of the Dr. Kevin McDaid Scholarship Fund and approved by the Dean of the College of Optometry.


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