Dean’s Column

Greetings friends and colleagues - It is a pleasure to present the July 2020 edition of the EyeWire. You will no doubt notice several changes including a refreshed format and contributions from a variety of students, faculty and staff. Many additional changes have been incorporated. Throughout the year we are committed to sharing timely stories … Continue reading Dean’s Column

COVID Disruption – Patient Care Center

The first emails came in early March, warning UMSL campus-wide that travel arrangements were either cancelled or postponed. Things escalated quickly; notices began to come multiple times a day from UM System, the media, and campus leaders. COVID-19 went from a vague concept to a global pandemic. Across campuses, UM System effectively shut down as … Continue reading COVID Disruption – Patient Care Center

Sweeney-Dohrman Chosen as Outstanding Optometry Educator of the Year

Dr. Sweeney-Dohrman Each year the graduating class elects one faculty member to receive the Outstanding Optometry Educator of the Year award.  This award is sponsored by Beta Sigma Kappa, and is given to a faculty member who demonstrates a genuine care for the students, the profession, and the ongoing effort to engage learning in either … Continue reading Sweeney-Dohrman Chosen as Outstanding Optometry Educator of the Year

UMSL Optometry Represented at Annual Global Specialty Lens Symposium.

Dr. Julie DeKinder and Kelly Deering ('20) proudly display a poster at the GSLS in Las Vegas The Annual Global Specialty Lens Symposium held last week (January 22-25) in Las Vegas, Nevada included a case report poster presentation in which two current optometry students, Kelly Deering '20 and Elizabeth Voss '22 along with current CCL … Continue reading UMSL Optometry Represented at Annual Global Specialty Lens Symposium.