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Passion for business turns optometrist into a winemaker
December 15, 2020
Passion for business turns optometrist into a winemaker

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

November 17, 2020
50 Years in Optometry
Dr. Morris Brennan '70

I was born in Pretoria, South Africa. After graduating from High School, I decided to study optometry, following in the footsteps of my father who ran a successful practice. At the time, the optometry school in Johannesburg offered the only program on the continent of Africa.

November 13, 2020
Obstacles Make Me Stronger
Dr. Blackburn

With his last obstacle to clear, Joe Blackburn, O.D.,'64, fell down a steep hill, wound up in a ditch filled with muddy water up to his neck, and got out fully soaked from a treacherous 4.2 mile run across muddy trails up one hill and down another with 20 obstacles to navigate. This longtime optometrist was testing the endurance of his lifetime.

November 5, 2020
Dr. Makler and the joy of helping people
Dr. Makler

During the early days of the pandemic, healthcare professionals were desperately trying to purchase face masks. However, Dallas-based Dr. Edward Makler ’72 and his daughter, Amy, were already at the forefront trying to bring much-needed face masks and thermometers for hundreds of optometrists, ophthalmologists and allied healthcare professionals. One of their close contacts, an importer, had access to large quantities of masks, thermometers and other PPE.

October 1, 2020
Dr. Anna-Kaye Logan receives Dr. Margaret Brown Ingram Early Career Development Award
Dr. Anna-Kaye Logan

Anna-Kaye Logan, OD, FAAO, FSLS has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Margaret Brown Ingram Early Career Development Award. Funding from this generous endowment will be used to support professional development activities critical to the enrichment and enhancement of her career growth at UHCO.

October 1, 2020
Global Expert in Optical Quality of the Human Eye Receives Carel C. Koch Award
Dr Applegate

Internationally renowned expert in optical quality of the human eye, Prof. Raymond A. Applegate, OD, PhD, FAAO, FOSA, FARVO and Borish Chair of Optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) is the recipient of the 2020 Carel C. Koch Memorial Award from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).

August 25, 2020
UHCO Student Easy Anyama Launches Optometry Vlog in Partnership with ASCO
UHCO Student Easy Anyama Launches Optometry Vlog in Partnership with ASCO

Easy Anyama, a second-year optometry student at the University of Houston College of Optometry, launched a vlog series titled “Easy on the Eyes: An Optometry Vlog.” The series will be featured on the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry website.

In the first episode, Anyama shares the story of how he left NFL ambitions to pursue his passion in optometry and the life lessons he’s learned along the way.

Check out Easy on the Eyes, Episode 1: https://youtu.be/wyVBZhxeSxE

September 8, 2020
Charles "C.J." Dale is the recipient of the 2020 VCS Distinguished Student Service Award
Charles

Charles “C.J.” Dale, a third year optometry student enrolled in the O.D./M.S. program at the University of Houston College of Optometry, is the recipient of the 2020 VCS Distinguished Student Service Award for his contributions to vision care and public health.

August 11, 2020
Multifocal Contact Lenses Slow Myopia Progression in Children
Multifocal Contact Lenses Slow Myopia Progression in Children

Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to results from a three-year clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute. David A. Berntsen, principal investigator of the University of Houston clinical site as well as associate professor and Golden-Golden professor at the UH College of Optometry, and his co-investigators published their findings from the Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) study on August 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).