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On her own terms: Gayle Karanges, OD, '85
June 19, 2018
On her own terms: Gayle Karanges, OD, '85
Gayle Karanges, OD, '85, is a born entrepreneur. As a young girl, she started out making money teaching horseback riding lessons to kids in her neighborhood.  After earning her optometry degree in 1985, she fearlessly ventured to start her own practice. Learn Dr. Karanges’s philosophy of running a private practice and how to thrive as an entrepreneur.
Community Clinics see 23,000+
June 15, 2018
Community Clinics see 23,000+
UHCO's community clinics have been established since the 1980's providing over 23,000 Texans a year comprehensive eye care. Thanks to the efforts, through the years, of Pat Segu, OD, '92; Joe DeLoach, OD, '81; Marcus Gonzales, OD, '06; Jennifer Deakins, OD, '10; Zanna Krouch, OD, '09; Susana Moreno, OD, '14; Nancy George, OD, '81;  Lloyd Pate, OD, '86; and Jennifer Garza, OD, '13; our community clinics have allowed UHCO to increase the number of externs, the number of patients seen annually, and engaged more with communities for a healthier tomorrow. Our community clinics are carrying out our mission which is Enhancing Vision for Life.

 
HOPE Clinic reaching the community
June 7, 2018
HOPE Clinic reaching the community
To better serve the diverse population of Houston, UHCO created a unique partnership, in 2014, with the Asian American Health Coalition, dba HOPE Clinic, to provide eye care to Houston's growing Asian community.
Roger L. Boltz, OD, '72, PhD, '78, FAAO, is UHCO Alumnus of the Year
May 18, 2018
Roger L. Boltz, OD, '72, PhD, '78, FAAO, is UHCO Alumnus of the Year
Roger L Boltz, OD, ’72, PhD, ’78, FAAO recently received the 2018 UHCO Alumnus of the Year award at the college’s graduation ceremony held on May 12, 2018. In his brief address to graduates, Dr. Boltz said as they enter the profession, patients will view them as being knowledgeable, skilled and competent.
 
“And, people who know you will think of you as an optometrist who is intelligent, trustworthy and ethical. I wish you all a happy life.” he said.
 
 
UHCO Commencement - Class of 2018!
May 15, 2018
UHCO Commencement - Class of 2018!
UHCO held commencement on May 12, 2018 for the Class of 2018. Congratulations to the new 101 graduates on achieving their dream of becoming Doctors of Optometry. UHCO is proud to call them alumni and honored to have been part of the journey.

Gallery of Commencement image, click here!
Notice! Our Patient Parking Lot has Moved!
May 14, 2018
Notice! Our Patient Parking Lot has Moved!
With the completion of the new Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II (HBSB), the University Eye Institute patient parking lot has relocated. Formerly, the patient parking lot was located in the Welcome Center Garage across the street on the other side of Calhoun Drive.

Parking in the new lot will still be validated and free for all UEI patients. 

While we acknowledge that changing parking lots may be an inconvenience for you, we are excited for our new parking lot because it will be closer and safer for all. You will no longer need to cross Calhoun Road and can now access the building entrance directly from the new lot. 
 
UHCO Alum named Dean of KYCO
May 11, 2018
UHCO Alum named Dean of KYCO
University of Pikeville names Michael Bacigalupi, OD, ‘93, MS, FAAO, as dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) effective July 1, 2018.
 
Pat Segu, OD, FAAO named ABO Ambassador for UHCO
April 24, 2018
Pat Segu, OD, FAAO named ABO Ambassador for UHCO
The American Board of Optometry (ABO) has launched a new school Ambassador program, tapping the expertise of its own Diplomates to educate students, residents and faculty ODs about the organization’s voluntary Board Certification program. UHCO is pleased to announce that Dr. Pat Segu has been selected as Ambassador for our institution.
 
2018 Insight Expo at UHCO
April 18, 2018
2018 Insight Expo at UHCO
UHCO’s - University Eye Institute’s Center for Sight Enhancement (CSE) and the Houston Area Visually Impaired Network (HAVIN) recently hosted the seventh-annual vision expo. The 2018 Insight Exp offered exhibits, programming and workshops on maintaining independence for Houston’s visually impaired and blind community. This year's theme was "Preparing for the Seasons," a broadly applied concept for adjusting to life with vision loss and issues associated with the seasons. For images of the event click here!
UHCOpen House 2018
April 19, 2018
UHCOpen House 2018
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, close to 100 undergraduates, high school students, parents, and guests visited the University of Houston College of Optometry for our annual UHCOpen House event. Over 20 UHCO students, faculty, and staff members guided guests on tours of the College, shared demos in our labs and clinics, and led a student informational panel to share advice and tips with future applicants about Optometry school life, the application process, studying for the OAT, and much more. For additional information on UHCOpen House click here. 

For images of the event click here.