Class of 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

Nobody expected 2020 to throw everyone a curve ball. UMSL Optometry was planning graduation and a celebration in August for the college’s 40th anniversary. Unfortunately, due to a deadly virus, schools, businesses, universities and cities shut down. UMSL was halfway through the spring semester when the campus shutdown began. Our students began asking themselves, “What next?”  … Continue reading Class of 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

New Look and More Options to Stay Informed

UMSL Optometry is taking our communications to the next level. We have published EyeWire quarterly for many years, but starting with this issue, you will see the EyeWire every other month to give more timely updates on what is happening at the college.  Our goal is to publish stories that make you feel more connected with … Continue reading New Look and More Options to Stay Informed

Everyone Has a Story: Faith and Family Defines Him

Cole Stanton (Class of 2023) He stands 6’4” tall with a traditional football player’s build as he walks into the classroom, but everyone knows that Cole Stanton is what you call a “gentle giant.” According to Cole, his story is nothing extraordinary, but what lies beneath the surface of this young man is a charismatic … Continue reading Everyone Has a Story: Faith and Family Defines Him

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.