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Can Hyaluronan Cure Dry Eye Disease?
September 15, 2022
Can Hyaluronan Cure Dry Eye Disease?

Hyaluronan, long known as a miracle cure for wrinkles, is being studied at the University of Houston College of Optometry as a possible prevention for dry eye disease. After a discovery in the lab, there's good reason to think it will work.

Vivien Coulson-Thomas, associate professor of optometry, has been awarded a $1.6 million grant by the National Eye Institute to examine the role of hyaluronan to cure dry eye disease.

September 9, 2022
From Role Models to Mentors, UH College of Optometry Discuss Women in Eye Care
White Coat Ceremony 2022

The College of Optometry held its second panel discussion for "Women In Optometry" led by second and third-year students, Rachel Lootens, Class of 2025; Alexis Temple, Class of 2025 and Gabrielle Brending, Class of 2024, with faculty members Dr. Jung-Sun Kim, clinical assistant professor; Dr. Lisa Ostrin, associate professor and Dr. Maria Walker, assistant professor.

August 29, 2022
University of Houston College of Optometry Welcomes Next Generation of Future Eye Doctors
White Coat Ceremony 2022

An annual tradition signifying one's start to their professional health care career, the College of Optometry welcomed 100 individuals from the class of 2026 at Thursday's white coat ceremony in orientation week.

August 18, 2022
University of Houston College of Optometry Returns to Mayor's 12th Annual Back 2 School Fest
Back 2 school

After a two-year long hiatus when COVID-19 restrictions followed for the annual in-person event, the City of Houston and Shell Inc. returned for its popular Back 2 School Fest.

July 17, 2022
In Memoriam
Sam Quintero

Dr. Sam Quintero, beloved UHCO alumnus and faculty member, passed peacefully on July 17, 2022, surrounded by family.

Sam Quintero was a dedicated teacher who committed his career to serving his students, advancing the college, and influencing the profession of Optometry for more than 50 years. Effective educators inspire students and even influence the direction of their lives. Dr. Quintero knew this and committed his career to this calling.
The Sam Quintero Endowment for Educational Excellence will help ensure that Dr. Quintero’s legacy will continue to inspire excellence in teaching through support for future generations of optometric educators.

Memorial contributions may be made to his named endowment at the University of Houston College of Optometry through FERV: https://fervfoundation.org/give-now/.

June 3, 2022
A Few Qs and As with Social Media Creator Khanh Ton
Khanh Ton

With over 6,000 YouTube subscribers and over 30,000 Instagram followers, UHCO Class of 2022’s Khanh Ton has been inspiring, encouraging, and influencing both pre-optometry and current optometry students throughout her years at UHCO. Just before her graduation this past month, Khanh spent a little time with us discussing her passion for optometry, social media, and ocular disease.