Salus students across programs often participate in mission trips – to places like Haiti , Panama and Guatemala – in areas that don’t have regular or convenient access to healthcare. Those trips offers the students a chance to get experience seeing a lot of patients in a short period of time. But there are underserved areas of the United States as well, where people who need eye care can’t regularly and easily get it.
Four of the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) faculty members received fellowships at the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and Third World Congress of Optometry 2019 annual conference Oct. 23-27 in Orlando, Fla.
Salus University and Eyesafe, a global leader in high energy visible blue light filtration technology and protection standards, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner in a research project about the health hazards and protective solutions related to blue light for the electronics display industry.
A group of 21 students, led by Laine Higa, OD, assistant professor in the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO),PCO, and Navpreet Hehar, OD, PCO instructor, traveled to Panama Aug. 10-17, to bring much-needed medical eye care to those living in poverty who otherwise might not have a chance to receive such treatment.
According to the latest available data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as reported recently by the Philadelphia Business Journal, optometrists rank No. 7 and physician assistants rank No. 48 in the top 50 highest-paying jobs in the Philadelphia region that earn between $100,000 and $150,000.