Salus has partnered with Qassim University during the past three years to provide lectures, seminars and controlled patient care experiences for the students who are completing their one-year internship after graduating with their Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from Qassim.
After 23 years of service to both Salus and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), Dr. Abraham (Avi) Gonen OD ’73 will leave a legacy of expanding optometry internationally in light of his recent retirement.
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.