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Dr. Jan Bergmanson receives international accolade
June 20, 2017
Dr. Jan Bergmanson receives international accolade
The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) presented the prestigious IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards and IACLE Travel Award at the 40th British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference June 9-11, 2017.   
 
The 2017 winners were:
 
  • IACLE Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year 2017 Professor Jan Bergmanson, University of Houston, Texas, USA 
 
  • IACLE Europe / Africa – Middle East Contact Lens Educator of the Year 2017Dr Yazan Gammoh, Amman Ahliyah University, Amman, Jordan
 
  • IACLE Asia Pacific Contact Lens Educator of the Year 2017Professor Koon-Ja Lee, Eulji University, Seongnam, Korea


 
41 Years Later, the Nation's Oldest Optometry Study Group Stays Strong
June 14, 2017
41 Years Later, the Nation's Oldest Optometry Study Group Stays Strong
The North Texas Study Group, founded in 1976, is considered the nation’s oldest optometry study group. They have been meeting monthly in Dallas for 41 consecutive years. Learn more about the group, what makes them stay strong, and find out how you can start one.
2017 Hall of Visionaries Inductee
June 13, 2017
2017 Hall of Visionaries Inductee
Ronald Harwerth, OD, ’64, PhD, FAAO, was inducted to the Hall of Visionaries at UHCO on May 15, 2017. Dr. Harwerth is the John and Rebecca Moores Professor and has been a member of the faculty since 1970. His research has produced over 130 publications and numerous accolades. For generations, Dr. Harwerth has been advancing vision research and educating students in the classroom. His dedication and passion have made him a pillar in the optometric community and UHCO is proud to honor him as an inductee into the Hall of Visionaries.
2017 AAOF Ezell Fellows
May 30, 2017
2017 AAOF Ezell Fellows
The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Foundation announced the recipients for the 2017 William C. Ezell Fellowship program. Congratulations to UHCO’s own, Maria A. Walker, OD, FAAO, who received the American Academy of Optometry Ezell Fellow and Suraj Upadhyaya, OD, who received the Mike Daley – Essilor Ezell Fellow.
UHCO Convocation 2017
May 22, 2017
UHCO Convocation 2017
UHCO students participated in the College commencement ceremony at Cullen Performance Hall Friday, May 12. Friends and family filled the hall to witness the pomp and circumstance surrounding years of hard work and dedication exhibited by the UHCO students. During the commencement ceremony, degrees were conferred upon more than 90 graduating OD and, of those 90, six graduated with a combination OD/MS degree. The College is proud of our new graduates and look forward to the next phase in their journey as alumni of the University of Houston College of Optometry.
 
UHCO  student published in Contact Lens Spectrum
May 8, 2017
UHCO student published in Contact Lens Spectrum
Congratulations, to Meagan LeGrand, UHCO OPT IV, for her first publication, with the UHCO Dry Eye Center, in Contact Lens Spectrum! Amber Gaume-Giannoni, OD, '01, is co-author of the paper titled, Dry Eye DX and TX: Severe Atrophic MGD...In A 10-year-old? This is the thrid Dry Eye Center student to accomplish such a milestone. Congratulations, Meagan!