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The Spring 2024 Buckeye Optometry Magazine

Now available online, our latest edition includes an article featuring Dr. Lindsay Florkey on "Modernizing the Scope of Practice," and Dr. Thomas Quinn's story about Ohio State Optometry’s Advanced Practice Fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lenses, plus much, much more.

Walline, Dunn Earn Top AOA Honors

The American Optometric Association (AOA) bestowed top honors upon leaders from The Ohio State University College of Optometry at the organization's annual meeting in Nashville. Acting Dean Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD, was named 2024 Optometric Educator of the Year, and Maggie Dunn was named 2024...

Dr. Karla Zadnik Receives ASCO Lifetime Achievement Award

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has announced that Dr. Karla Zadnik is the organization's 2024 Lifetime Achievement award recipient. The ASCO Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding individual who, over an extended period of time, provided exceptional...

Spectacular and dangerous: How to safely enjoy the 2024 solar eclipse

This Columbus Dispatch guest column by Dr. Aaron Zimmerman, a clinical professor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, originally appeared on March 20, 2024. If all goes as planned, a spectacular and potentially dangerous event will be seen in Ohio April 8. All should make an attempt to...

Ohio State Optometry in the News: BVD

Videos about Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) have taken TikTok by storm. To better understand this phenomenon, WDTN-TV's Lauren Wood interviewed Ohio State Optometry professors Dr. Marjean Kulp and Dr. David Damari, as well as student Ian Binns. BVD symptoms include headaches, dizziness, anxiety...

Zadnik named interim executive vice president and provost

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees Talent, Compensation & Governance Committee voted today to appoint Karla Zadnik as interim executive vice president and provost, effective Jan. 1, 2024. The full board will consider the decision on Thursday. Zadnik currently serves as dean of the College...

College of Optometry Receives “Insight Into Diversity” 2023 HEED Award

For the fifth consecutive year, The Ohio State University College of Optometry has received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of...

Eye drops slow nearsightedness progression in kids, study finds

Clinical trial suggests low-dose atropine is effective myopia treatment COLUMBUS, Ohio – The results of a new clinical trial suggest that the first drug therapy to slow the progression of nearsightedness in kids could be on the horizon. The three-year study found that a daily drop in each eye of a...

I-DOC Registration Deadline is March 26

If you are (or know of) a STEM-focused undergraduate student considering summer enrichment program options, take a look at The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s intensive, four-day residential program, Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC). This year’s I-DOC sessions, set for...