College of Optometry Alumni, Students, and Faculty Participate in National Keratoconus Foundation-Sponsored Event Featuring St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Tommy Pham

On Monday evening, September 11th, Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham was the featured speaker at a local event for individuals with keratoconus and their referring doctors. This included members of the MD-OD Contact Lens Foundation of St. Louis, as well as Dr. Julie DeKinder, Director of Academic and Residency Programs, and Dr. Jean Bennett.  Tommy provided … Continue reading College of Optometry Alumni, Students, and Faculty Participate in National Keratoconus Foundation-Sponsored Event Featuring St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Tommy Pham

2017 Annual Optometry Academe

On Sunday, August 20, 2017, the College of Optometry hosted 175 optometrists for a continuing education program on retina and systemic disease. The speakers were Dr. Joseph Pizzimenti, from University of the Incarnate Word, and Dr. Carlo Pelino, from Salus University. They returned following a successful program in August 2016. Attendees participated in lecture and … Continue reading 2017 Annual Optometry Academe

Eclipse Celebration at the American Optometric Association

While the reception and view of the eclipse was occurring at the College of Optometry, nearly 40 students and Assistant Dean Dr. Ed Bennett viewed it from the front yard of the American Optometric Association (AOA) headquarters. The AOA served lunch and ultimately served up a total eclipse.  Of course, it was brief but breathtaking, … Continue reading Eclipse Celebration at the American Optometric Association

Solar Eclipse Viewing at the PCC

The main event on August 21, 2017, was not the start of the fall semester at the College of Optometry, but the remarkable solar eclipse. Faculty members adjusted afternoon labs so students could watch the show in the sky. Some students joined faculty and staff outside of the new Patient Care Center on campus to … Continue reading Solar Eclipse Viewing at the PCC