Imagine your child not being able to see the notes the teacher writes on the whiteboard in class or being able to read a book because the words are a blurry mess or not being able to join in a game because they can’t see clearly. “Unlike a broken arm or a leg, eye problems may go undetected for several years,” said Pat Segu, founding medical director for See To Succeed and a clinical professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. She and many others are working to address vision care needs in school-aged children.
Kaleb Abbott, OD, ‘18, has made his entrepreneurial dreams come true! Dr. Abbott has launched SunSnap Kids, a solution for parents wary of their kids losing sunglasses. Kids can now “snap” sunglasses on their wrists, bicycle handlebars, strollers — pretty much anything.
Lucy Kehinde, OD, PhD, received a grant to develop a workshop/lecture series whereby faculty and students from UH Health Profession programs will learn to implement principles of community engagement and cultural competency.
Congratulations to Ralph Herring, OD, '81, and Nicole A. Karson, OPT III, OD/MS, on your honors at the 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) conference. Dr. Herring received the APHA - VCS Distinguish Service Award and Nicole received the Morton W. Silverman Paper/Project Award.
November 6, 2019
Dr. Kathryn Richdale Achieves Diplomate
Congratulations to Kathryn Richdale, OD, PhD, for achieving Diplomate in the, Section on Cornea, Contact Lens, and Refractive Technologies at the 2019 American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Meeting. The AAO Diplomate program provides an avenue for distinction achieved by doctors of optometry who strive to attain a level of excellence beyond the regular AAO Fellowship program.