Muriel Martinez, O.D. ’13, FAAO, clinical assistant professor at the University of HoustonCollege of Optometry, can add a new title to her long list of titles – “Ambassador of Optometry.”
In 2018, she was one of three doctors of optometry from around the country chosen to represent the “Optometry Gives Me Life” campaign run by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry. Now, Martinez is gearing up to share her love and knowledge for her chosen career with high school students.
ASCO is participating in a Cue Career Live Stream panel and asked Martinez to be one of three panelists. This is a free event and 12 high schools from across the nation have signed up to participate in the live session. The panelists will share insights about optometry and answer questions.
A growing array of studies and reports have established that racial and cultural biases among health care providers contribute to health disparities. Here are some eye-opening facts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The UH Provost’s Office recognized the UH College of Optometry this week at the UH vs Tulane basketball game for serving vision and health needs in the Houston area and beyond since 1952. The two community outreach programs specifically mentioned were the Mobile Eye Institute (MEI) and the collaborative See To Succeed Program.
At the University of Houston College of Optometry, students learn not just in the classroom and by working with patients, but by also engaging in cutting-edge research related to vision. Here’s a recap of the recent 6th annual UHCO Research Showcase.
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.
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.