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Isabel Deakins Receives Johnson & Johnson Vision Award
April 14, 2021
Isabel Deakins Receives Johnson & Johnson Vision Award

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced that Isabel Deakins, Class of 2021 is the recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care.

April 7, 2021
Dr. Earl Smith gets the highest faculty award at the University of Houston
Dr. Earl Smith

Dr. Earl L. Smith III, Greeman-Petty Professor in Vision Development in the University of Houston College of Optometry, as the 2021 Esther Farfel Award recipient. Dr. Smith’s outstanding accomplishments in vision research, professional and graduate teaching, and service to his college, the university, and the profession have earned him this recognition.

March 12, 2021
Optometry practice doubles profits developing people
Dr. Danny Clarke '95

A decade after taking over his dad’s practice in Wichita Falls, Texas, Dr. Danny Clarke ’95 has doubled profits, doubled his staff strength and revamped culture.

March 9, 2021
UHCO ranked number 2 for research impact in US
UH Optometry Research

Clinical and Experimental Optometry, the peer-reviewed optometric journal in Australia has ranked the University of Houston College of Optometry # 2 among all US schools and colleges of optometry for research impact from its top researchers.

December 15, 2020
Passion for business turns optometrist into a winemaker
Dr. Duchman and her husband

On the first Tuesday of September 2011, Dr. Lisa Duchman ’97 and her husband looked at each other and said: "Well, we gave it all we could and obviously we are not meant to have this business." 

December 4, 2020
Susan DeBlack, OD, '92  Appointed to Arkansas State Board of Optometry
Susan DeBlack, OD

Susan DeBlack, OD, was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Optometry in November 2020 by Governor Asa Hutchinson