COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University College of Optometry received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
Ohio State Optometry SocialEyes groups are engaging and building friendships during the pandemic by creatively incorporating technology into their activities.
Research identifies ‘sweet spot’ of added correction that doesn’t compromise vision
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bifocal contact lenses aren’t just for aging eyes anymore. In nearsighted kids as young as 7 years old, multifocal contact lenses with a heavy dose of added reading power can dramatically slow further progression of myopia, new research has found.
Congratulations to Ohio State
The Annual Summer Conference hosted by Optometric Educators Inc. and The Ohio State University College of Optometry will be held virtually this year.
We will offer a total of 14 hours of continuing education. Of these, eight hours will be offered in a live webinar format, with four hours offered on Saturday, July 25, and four hours on Sunday, July 26. The remaining six hours will be offered as asynchronous online lectures that you can “attend” anytime between July 25 and August 9.
Our goal is simple--admit the 68 best first-year optometry students in the country. We want the future leaders, the next generation of professors, and the most successful practitioners. If you have the abilities, experiences, drive, and dedication that make you want to excel at the most comprehensive health sciences center in the country, then our program is for you. – Dean Karla Zadnik
June 8, 2020
“Justice is what love looks like in public.” – Cornel West, PhD
Words truly fail. 2020 was to be our year of vision. Now we feel like it’s the year we know we needed to see; we must not look away. We must continue to strive to rise above society’s racist demons and to emerge more just, better, and kinder.
Araba Otoo, a third-year student at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, is the recipient of the inaugural Rising Visionary Award from Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization.
Now more than ever, avoiding touching your face and diligent hand washing are of vital importance, regardless of whether or not you are a contact lens wearer.
However, you don’t need to ditch your contact lenses for glasses as suggested by recent news reports on COVID-19 prevention measures, according to Dr. Jeffrey Walline, associate dean for research at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
A message to our students from Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Michael J. Earley, OD, PhD
Due to these unprecedented times, the Graduate School will now provide its services electronically. Our officewill close to in-person traffic today, March 18, 2020, and will remain so until further notice.
In order to best support you, please contact us for the following:
General Phone Inquiries – (614) 292-6031
A message from Michael V. Drake, MD, President, The Ohio State University
Dear Ohio State Community:
Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation that no large events be scheduled over the next eight weeks, we have postponed our spring commencement.
Our preference is to reschedule for later this spring, but it is premature to select a new date at this time. We will continue to evaluate information as we receive it and communicate a decision later this month.