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June 18, 2020
UH Optometry Student and Epidemiologist C.J. Dale is Working to Prevent Further Coronavirus Outbreak
C.J. Dale

Charles "CJ" Dale, a third-year optometry student in the O.D./M.S. program at the UH College of Optometry, shares about the important COVID-19 work he is doing with Harris County Public Health and the role of optometry in relation to chronic diseases.

UH Optometry Community Says Goodbye to Longtime Supporter Dwayne Yeager
June 25, 2020
UH Optometry Community Says Goodbye to Longtime Supporter Dwayne Yeager

Dr. Dwayne Yeager, a University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) alumnus and a beloved longtime preceptor, died June 22, 2020. He was 64.

June 12, 2020
UH College of Optometry Alumnus Tom Pruett Establishes Endowment to Encourage Community Service
Dr. Tom Pruett

Dr. Tom Pruett, O.D.’ 55, a member of the University of Houston College of Optometry’s first class, decided to positively impact the lives of students at his alma mater by establishing the Tom & Carolyn Pruett Endowment.

June 12, 2020
Grant Helps UH College of Optometry Provide Advanced Care for Underserved Myopic Children
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The Houston Delta Gamma Foundation awarded a grant to Dr. Kathryn Richdale, associate professor of optometry and a nationally recognized leader in cornea and contact lenses, for her project "Myopia management: Improving eye and vision health for children in need."

June 10, 2020
UH Myopia Expert Quoted in the Wall Street Journal
Professor Earl Smith III, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO

Professor Earl Smith III, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, at the University of Houston College of Optometry was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal this week.

June 5, 2020
Remembering Alumnus Joshua Jed Martin
Remembering Alumnus Joshua Jed Martin

Joshua Jed Martin, a 2012 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry, died this week after battling cancer. He was 34.

June 5, 2020
UH College of Optometry Graduate Students Win 2020 Ezell Fellowships
2020 Ezell Fellowships

Three University of Houston College of Optometry graduate students won 2020 William C. Ezell Fellowships. The students are: Justin A. Courson, Eugene A. Osae and Erin S. Tomiyama. Between nine and 11 fellowships are awarded internationally each year.

May 29, 2020
UH Optometry Student Wins Good Neighbor Scholarship
UH Optometry Student Wins Good Neighbor Scholarship

Muhammad Ahmed, a second-year optometry student at the University of Houston College of Optometry, won a 2020 Good Neighbor Scholarship.

May 13, 2020
UHCO Alumna Wins Award for Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care
UHCO Alumna Wins Award for Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care

Dr. Megan Wagner, who graduated this May from the University of Houston College of Optometry, was selected for a 2020 Johnson & Johnson Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care.

April 15, 2020
UHCO Student Video: Jessica Sunny
Sunny

Jessica Sunny, a first-year student, gives a special UHCO shout out and shares some good advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.