Optometry Board Pass Rates Published

For the first time, pass rates on National Board examinations for the 2016-2017 academic year are now available on the website of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO).

This data, compiled by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) in conjunction with ASCO member institutions, includes the first-time pass rates for each school/college on Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the exam, the ultimate pass rate for each institution, and national averages for all of the above.

Optometry Researchers Receive Ann Ellis Fund Award

Ohio State University College of Optometry researchers Nathan Doble, PhD, and Stacey Choi, PhD, along with Mark Slabaugh, MD from the Department of Ophthalmology, were awarded $100,000 over two years from the Ann Ellis Fund.

Beta Sigma Kappa Inducts New Members

BSK 2017 Inductees The Beta Sigma Kappa (ΒΣΚ) Optometric Honor Society inducted 45 new members on Nov. 15, recognizing scholastic excellence within the optometry curriculum at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. 

Grant Supports Innovative Faculty Research

A $500,000 endowment provided by Vision Service Plan Global is used to advance innovation and technology created by members of the Graduate Faculty in Vision Science. The funds support research activities, technology innovation, and/or essential equipment that is likely to attract subsequent support. These funds will help improve the research portfolio of the College of Optometry and advance vision-related science and technology.


Optometry Students Educate Staff

Optometry 101 is back! This College of Optometry program allows non-optometrist staff to learn a little more about the science and terminology of optometry, while giving students the opportunity to solidify their knowledge in preparation for boards and hone their presentation skills.  

Over the next several months, a select group of students will deliver 30-minute presentations on a variety of vision science and optometric topics.

Optometry Students Earn Practice Excellence Scholarships

Cory Lappin and Tanner Wentzien

Cory Lappin and Tanner Wentzien, students at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, have been named 2017 Practice Excellence Scholarship recipients by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation, an affiliate of the American Academy of Optometry. 


Lifer wins Luxottica Scholarship

Beckie Lifer

Ohio State Optometry Student Beckie Lifer (’21) has been selected as a 2017 winner of the Luxottica Eye Care Optometry Scholarship. This is a competitive award open to all students at all accredited schools and colleges of optometry.

Catania to Deliver Myers Lecture

Louis J. Catania, OD, FAAO, DSc (Hon) will deliver the 2017 Jeffrey and Joyce Myers Lecture, titled “Our Immune System: Friend and Foe,” on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Fry Hall, Room 33. 

Upper Arlington Partnership Impacts Students, Community

The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s new satellite clinic in Upper Arlington represents a particularly notable “first” – our first large-scale partnership with the Wexner Medical Center. But it also represents more than 100 years of tradition, crystallizing a reputation cultivated by the excellent service our alumni, faculty, staff and students provide.  


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