Three students took home top honors at the recent National Optometric Association (NOA) conference, held in Tigard, Ore. Tasneem Maner ’20OD received Vision Service Plan Global’s Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award, Fatimah Hassan ’18OD, won the National Vision Essay Grant competition and Courtney Goode ’17OD was named student of the year.
Dr. Melissa Trego, dean of the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), recently announced the appointment of Dr. Erin Kenny as the chief of the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center.
From August 9-16, 16 of the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) students who are members of Students in Optometric Service to Humanity (SOSH) along with Drs. Laine Higa, assistant professor, and Harpreet Minhas, instructor, traveled to Haiti where they provided nearly 1,000 comprehensive eye exams.
On August 21, students, faculty and staff members gathered together to witness the historic solar eclipse. Donning their specialized glasses, courtesy of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry dean Dr. Melissa Trego, the crowd turned their gaze to the sky and caught glimpses of the moon crossing in between the sun and the Earth.
“Wow look at that,” exclaims a student as Dr. Maria Armandi, instructor in the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), shows the gathering class of Clinical Skills 4 students a photo of glass stuck in her son’s eye. The real-life example helps visually reinforce one of the topics the class is covering that day – foreign body removal.