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June 5, 2020
UH College of Optometry Graduate Students Sweep 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.

Remembering Alumnus Joshua Jed Martin
June 5, 2020
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.

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.

April 27, 2020
Chinese Church Gifts PPE to UH College of Optometry Clinic in Fort Worth
Chinese Church Gifts PPE

Community Eye Clinic – the UH College of Optometry’s clinic in Fort Worth – has worked with the homeless and other at-risk populations in the area since 2013, but concerns over the coronavirus pandemic have increased the risk for both patients and providers. A donation of masks and other personal protective equipment from the Glory Chinese Baptist Church earlier this month ensures that the clinic can continue to provide critical eye care.

April 8, 2020
UHCO Student Video: Nicole Grimes
Nicole Grimes

Social distancing doesn't mean you can't stay connected to your UHCO family. Enjoy a special shout out from one of our students. Nicole Grimes, a third-year student, shares her mask making project to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 26, 2020
UH Optometrist Inspired to Make Masks for Those on the Front Lines of Coronavirus
Making Masks

Amid the chaos of the global coronavirus pandemic with self-distancing, business and school shutdowns and "shelter-in-place" announcements, one UH College of Optometry family is working hard to make the best of the situation, by being flexible, sharing responsibilities and helping others.

March 5, 2020
UH Optometry Student Lands Prestigious Essilor Internship
Easy Anyama

Easy Anyama, 25, has proven he can excel in any arena – whether it be a football field, optometry school or a highly competitive application process..

Anyama, a first-year student at the University of Houston College of Optometry, is one of only three students nationally to be selected for a prestigious summer internship with Essilor of America Inc., the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the U.S. and a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International.

February 26, 2020
UHCO's Muriel Martinez Represents Optometry to High School Students
UHCO Series Addresses the Need for Cultural Awareness in Health Care

Muriel Martinez, O.D. ’13, FAAO, clinical assistant professor at the University of Houston College 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.