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.  


Seeking Subjects: Conjunctivitis Study

Do you have redness, watering, or irritation of the eye? You may have adenoviral or bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye).

Contact us to learn whether you could take part in a research study looking at a potential new drug targeting the two main causes of pink eye.

Adults and children of any age may be able to take part. You and/or your child may be able to participate in one of the Synchronize research studies if you (or they):

Seven Ohio State Optometry Students Win Walman Scholarship

Ohio State Optometry students Carolyn Chakuroff, Christi Locke, Kelly Morgan and Lexz Rudinoff (Class of 2019) and Tawni Cashon, Erica Shelton and Libby Lemos (Class of 2018) [pictured left to right below] have been named as recipients of the 2017 Walman Scholarship.

Ohio State Optometry's Shipp, McDaniel Recognized for Excellence

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), a non-profit association representing the interests of optometric education, has recognized The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Dean Emeritus Melvin Shipp and Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry Catherine McDaniel with the organization's top honors.

Ohio State Optometry Graduate Students Named Ezell Fellows

Ohio State University College of Optometry graduate students Erin Rueff, Katherine Bickle, Ann Morrison and Phillip Yuhas are among 11 recipients of the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) 2017 William C. Ezell Fellowship. Named after the founding president of the AAOF, William C. Ezell, OD, this prestigious award was established to recognize and support talented post-doctoral students who are pursuing an advanced degree in optometric research and education. More than 300 William C.

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