Thanks to the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) at Salus University, this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive – the 15th year that the group has conducted such a drive on campus – once again exceeded its goal of providing for needy families.
The University’s Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS) has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration to fund its Low Vision Rehabilitation (LVR) and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) programs.
It’s not unusual to see a white coat on the Salus University campus. After all, the school presents students with white coats as tangible proof that they have truly begun their professional journey.
But it was unusual to see a white coat – and a fancy one at that – at the annual Salus Soiree Nov. 15 at The Logan hotel and event center in Philadelphia.
For Lindsay Lee, MEd ’19, teaching students with visual impairments just kind of fell into her lap.
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.