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AAOF announces 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards
September 5, 2018
AAOF announces 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards
Congratulations to Erin Tomiyama, OD, University of Houston College of Optometry Contact Lens Resident, on receiving the 2018 George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award.
 
UHCO Awarded National Grant
August 24, 2018
UHCO Awarded National Grant
The American Optometric Association Foundation announced UHCO has been awarded a grant through the 2018 Healthy Eyes Healthy Children (HEHC) Community Grant Program. The "See Clearly Now" Project will provide grant funding to Dr. Rebekah Montes and her colleagues to promote awareness of vision issues and ocular health within an underserved community by highlighting the importance of yearly exams with an optometrist. The HEHC grant program provides awards of up to $5,000 for innovative projects with a focus on collaborations between doctors of optometry and community resources to boost awareness and access to vision care for children.
AAO Foundation's 2018 Douglas Hopkins Primary Care Resident Award
August 27, 2018
AAO Foundation's 2018 Douglas Hopkins Primary Care Resident Award
Dorothy Chou, OD, family practice resident at the University of Houston College of Optometry was chosen by a committee of members in the Comprehensive Eye Care Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) as this year’s recipient for the Douglas W. Hopkins Primary Care Residency Award.
 
UHCO's Annual 'Day of Service'
August 20, 2018
UHCO's Annual 'Day of Service'
Saturday, over 20 UHCO students participated in the third annual 'Day of Service', at the Houston Food Bank. The group was able to help prepare over 13,000 meals for Houston. This event is in honor of our building namesake, Dr. J. Davis Armistead for his service and dedication to UHCO and the community.
UHCO Staff Receives UH President's Excellence Award
August 17, 2018
UHCO Staff Receives UH President's Excellence Award
Mindy Fox, UHCO ophthalmic technician in the Ocular Diagnostic/Medical Eye Service, recently received the UH President’s Excellence Award in the technical/service/craft division. She and the other recipients were honored at a ceremony on August 13. Congratulations, Mindy!
2018 MAYOR'S BACK 2 SCHOOL FEST
August 13, 2018
2018 MAYOR'S BACK 2 SCHOOL FEST
Thousands turn out to the 2018 Mayor’s Back to School Fest. UHCO was on site to provide visions creenings to economically disadvantaged Houston- area elementary school students and their families. The event helps local families as they prepare to return to school. With the help of many great partners and sponsors, backpacks, school supplies, health screenings, immunizations, and social service resources are provided to thousands of students, free of charge. For link to more images, click here
Texas Higher Education Foundation Announces New Board Member – Fred Farias, III, OD
August 10, 2018
Texas Higher Education Foundation Announces New Board Member – Fred Farias, III, OD
The Texas Higher Education Foundation has announced the appointment of Dr. Fred Farias to the Board of Trustees. The Foundation, official nonprofit partner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, has raised over $22 million in support of the state’s higher education strategic goals since being founded in 2001.
UHCO Community Clinic Impact
August 9, 2018
UHCO Community Clinic Impact
UHCO's Community Clinics illustrates our mission Enhancing Vision For Life. Their efforts provide access to care for patients, educational opportunities for students and vision awareness in the community. Help us continue Enhancing Vision for Life at our clinics by making a gift of $100 today through FERV!
Why and How to Pursue a Dual Optometry Degree
August 3, 2018
Why and How to Pursue a Dual Optometry Degree
Elizabeth Shumard Bell, UHCO OPT IV and PhD candidate, was recently published on New Grad Optometry’s website. The article gives a detailed account of why and how she pursued a combined OD/PhD degree as well as the benefits she discovered along the way. Elizabeth’s research focus is on using wavefront technology to design better corrections for patients with keratoconus. She plans to pursue academia after graduating with her PhD degree. To learn more about her journey and discoveries, visit https://newgradoptometry.com/pursue-dual-optometry-degree/.
 
2018 Summer Research Program
August 6, 2018
2018 Summer Research Program
UHCO has an annual summer research program supported by the National Eye Institute. The purpose of this program is to introduce students in health professional schools to the opportunities for a career that includes clinical or health-related research.  This summer 12 students were selected to participate in the program and work with UHCO’s renowned researchers. At the conclusion of the summer the students showcase their work through a poster presentation. Congratulations to our 2018 summer research students!