Showcasing Optometry to Prospective Students

For many years – beginning with Dr. Barbara Brown (’88) – the College of Optometry has provided comprehensive one-day programs on a regular basis to educate anyone considering optometry as a profession or committed to pursuing the profession and desiring to learn more about both optometry and UMSL.  In recent years the Optometry Showcase has … Continue reading Showcasing Optometry to Prospective Students

Optometry Engages With Federal Trade Commission Regarding Contact Lens Rule

On March 7, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a one-day public workshop entitled “The Contact Lens Rule and the Evolving Contact Lens Marketplace.”  The Contact Lens Rule, originally introduced in 2004, implemented the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (FCLCA). Among its provisions: eye care practitioners are required to provide their patients with … Continue reading Optometry Engages With Federal Trade Commission Regarding Contact Lens Rule

Friends for Life: The Story of Four Friends Whose Journey Began at UMSL

One of the primary strengths of attending the UMSL College of Optometry is the small class size and the “family feel” that radiates throughout Marillac Hall and the Patient Care Center.  This atmosphere is fostered, both by classes who work together to help their extended family succeed, as well as supportive and approachable faculty and … Continue reading Friends for Life: The Story of Four Friends Whose Journey Began at UMSL