This November, 17 students began their studies at the first optometry program in Haiti thanks to the recent collaboration between l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (UEH), Brien Holden Vision Institute, Optometry Giving Sight, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) International and Charity Vision with support from the University of Montreal.
Friends, family, former residents and colleagues gathered on the evening of Monday, January 22 to celebrate the retirement of Bernard H. Blaustein, OD, FAAO, affectionately known as “Uncle Bernie,” at The Eye Institute’s (TEI) Oak Lane campus.
or the past 39 years, students from undergraduate institutions have been given the opportunity to investigate the academic study and experiences associated with the Doctor of Optometry program at Salus PCO in addition to the many career opportunities available to optometrists.
Gone are the days of Helene Kaiser, OD ‘89, associate professor, bringing her video camera to her Clinical Skills course to ensure she could capture her lecture for the students who missed class or simply wanted to review what they learned. Prior to July 2017, performing ophthalmoscopy on each other was the only way for students to practice retinal examinations.
More than 160 of the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) students entered the Hafter Student Center on the evening of Friday, December 8 for an educational program on the InfantSEE initiative.