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).
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
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.
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).
Dr. Dwayne Yeager, a University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) alumnus and a beloved longtime preceptor, died June 22, 2020. He was 64.
Connor Christensen, a fourth-year student at the University of Houston College of Optometry, won the American Optometric Student Association's 2020 Optometry Student Bowl.
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.
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.
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."
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.