Optometry Lab is Green Buckeye Certified

Scarlet and Gray … and Green! The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s basic science laboratory has been awarded Green Buckeye Certification. This campus-wide program informs and encourages implementation of best practices to improve the sustainability performance of campus laboratories. The program includes resource conservation education, recycling and waste reduction, energy efficiency, green purchasing, and health and wellness. By becoming Green Buckeye Certified, the basic science laboratory, under the direction of Dr.

Walline Appointed to Graduate Council

Dr. Jeffrey J. Walline

Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, MS, PhD, The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s Associate Dean for Research, has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the university’s Graduate Council.  

Barr Receives AOA’s Prestigious Korb Award

Dr. Joseph Barr

Joseph Barr (OD’77, MS’79) recently received the Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence from the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

Dr. Jackie Davis is AOA Educator of the Year

Dr. Jackie Davis
Dr. Jacqueline Davis receives the AOA's Educator of the Year
Award in Boston, MA 
Photo Credit: Dr. Jeffrey Myers

Jacqueline Davis (OD ’81, MPH) received the 2016 American Optometric Association's Educator of the Year Award at the organization's annual meeting in Boston.

Dean Karla Zadnik Elected ASCO President

Dean Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, has been elected President of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO). Founded in 1941, ASCO is a non-profit association representing the interests of optometric education.

BLINK Study Recruitment Complete

On June 20, 2016, the BLINK Study accomplished its recruitment goal of 294 subjects total at The Ohio State University and the University of Houston.

The BLINK Study is a National Eye Institute-funded randomized clinical trial to determine whether soft bifocal contact lenses slow the progression of myopia in children.

Ohio State Optometry Graduate Student Receives Arene T. Wray Award

The Ohio State University College of Optometry Research and Graduate Studies Committee annually presents the Arene T. Wray Award to a top PhD student who exhibits dedication to advancing vision research. The 2016 recipient of this honor is Dr. Tamara Oechslin.

The award was established in 1972 to incentivize promising graduate students to conduct meaningful research that ultimately will affect how optometrists treat patients and improve their quality of life.

Farsighted kids’ reading skills fall behind before they start first grade

Study finds moderate vision deficits, which often go uncorrected, lead to lower literacy

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kids with uncorrected farsightedness lose ground on reading skills before they ever start first grade, a new study has found.

The research, led by Marjean Taylor Kulp of The Ohio State University, uncovers evidence that moderately farsighted preschoolers and kindergarten students perform worse in early literacy than children with normal vision.

Holden legacy will live on

The Ohio State Optometry family mourns the loss of Professor Brien Holden, PhD, DSc, FAAO, who passed away on July 27 in Sydney, Australia at the age of 73.

2015 Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) program

Thirty students from thirteen states participated in the 2015 Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) program. This four-day residential program provided underrepresented minority undergraduate college students with the opportunity to learn more about optometry through hands-on activities, presentations, tours, field trips, examinations, panel discussions, and social activities with faculty, staff, and students from The Ohio State University College of Optometry.

Prevent Blindness Elects Dr. Dean VanNasdale to the Board of Directors

Columbus, OH - The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness, the state’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight, elected Columbus resident Dr. Dean VanNasdale, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and Member of the Ohio Optometric Association to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting on May 18, 2015 for a three year term.

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