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Staff Wins President's Excellence Award
August 8, 2017
Staff Wins President's Excellence Award
Congratulations to Mrs. Chi Nguyen, on receiving the 2017 UH President’s Excellence Award. Chi is instrumental in the UHCO Visual Optics Institute (VOI) where the research focus is to design and implement customized optical corrections in the form of spectacles and contact lenses for some of the clinic’s most optically challenging patients. Chi has been with the State of Texas since 1998 and with at the University of Houston, College of Optometry, VOI since 2006.
Dean Honors North Texas Study Group
August 7, 2017
Dean Honors North Texas Study Group
Earl Smith, OD, '72 PhD, '78, recently honored the North Texas Study Group for their longstanding contributions to optometry at an event held in Dallas, TX. Jerry Jacobs, OD, '65, has led the 19-member group for close to four decades. Dean Smith also gave a talk on "Treatment strategies in myopia." Pictured above are members of the study group at the dinner sponsored by Cooper Vision.
 
UHCO Alum honored - 2017 Women of Influence
July 31, 2017
UHCO Alum honored - 2017 Women of Influence
Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO, '85, has been recognized by the Optical Women's Association, as one of the 2017 Women of Influence in the Optometry World. This is an annual list to raise the level of awareness of the multi-faceted roles and contributions made by women in our industry. To see the full list of honorees, visit: http://www.visionmonday.com/…/07/MIW_cover_story_2017_r1.pdf
UHCO Wins Third in Photo Contest
July 13, 2017
UHCO Wins Third in Photo Contest
Congratulations to Sandy Lin, UHCO OPT III, for her 3rd place photo in the annual contest, sponsored by HOYA, at Optomety's meeting in Washington, D.C. 
UHCO Student Receives Highest NBEO Score
July 10, 2017
UHCO Student Receives Highest NBEO Score
Melanie Deitch-Mosinski, UHCO OPT III, was named the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Norman E. Wallis Award for Excellence. This award was established to honor Dr. Wallis’ outstanding service as Executive Director of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) and is given to the candidate who receives the highest score on the NBEO Part I. Congratulations, Melanie!
Dry Eye Center Featured
July 7, 2017
Dry Eye Center Featured
July is dry eye disease awareness month and the UHCO Dry Eye Center taking the opportunity to educate the public. This week, Drs. Amber Gaume Giannoni and Anita Ticak, Co-Founders of the UHCO Dry Eye Center, were featured on KHOU Channel 11 News and Fox 26 News. For more information on dry eye and to make an appointment, visit the UHCO Dry Eye Center website

To view Channel 11 News video, click read more. 
Dr. Jan Bergmanson receives international accolade
June 20, 2017
Dr. Jan Bergmanson receives international accolade
The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) presented the prestigious IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards and IACLE Travel Award at the 40th British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference June 9-11, 2017.   
 
The 2017 winners were:
 
  • IACLE Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year 2017 Professor Jan Bergmanson, University of Houston, Texas, USA 
 
  • IACLE Europe / Africa – Middle East Contact Lens Educator of the Year 2017Dr Yazan Gammoh, Amman Ahliyah University, Amman, Jordan
 
  • IACLE Asia Pacific Contact Lens Educator of the Year 2017Professor Koon-Ja Lee, Eulji University, Seongnam, Korea


 
41 Years Later, the Nation's Oldest Optometry Study Group Stays Strong
June 14, 2017
41 Years Later, the Nation's Oldest Optometry Study Group Stays Strong
The North Texas Study Group, founded in 1976, is considered the nation’s oldest optometry study group. They have been meeting monthly in Dallas for 41 consecutive years. Learn more about the group, what makes them stay strong, and find out how you can start one.
2017 AAOF Ezell Fellows
May 30, 2017
2017 AAOF Ezell Fellows
The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Foundation announced the recipients for the 2017 William C. Ezell Fellowship program. Congratulations to UHCO’s own, Maria A. Walker, OD, FAAO, who received the American Academy of Optometry Ezell Fellow and Suraj Upadhyaya, OD, who received the Mike Daley – Essilor Ezell Fellow.
UHCO Convocation 2017
May 22, 2017
UHCO Convocation 2017
UHCO students participated in the College commencement ceremony at Cullen Performance Hall Friday, May 12. Friends and family filled the hall to witness the pomp and circumstance surrounding years of hard work and dedication exhibited by the UHCO students. During the commencement ceremony, degrees were conferred upon more than 90 graduating OD and, of those 90, six graduated with a combination OD/MS degree. The College is proud of our new graduates and look forward to the next phase in their journey as alumni of the University of Houston College of Optometry.