The Benefits of Double Vision: UMSL Welcomes the Gada Family

Historically, the College of Optometry has had a large number of sons and daughters of alumni, several twins, and sisters enrolled in the program at the same time.  This year, for the first time, the college will have a mother and daughter enrolled in the program.  Welcome Olivia Gada (’21) on the left, the daughter … Continue reading The Benefits of Double Vision: UMSL Welcomes the Gada Family

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

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