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

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

Virtual World Meets Admission Interviews

For many years, UMSL Optometry has strived to maintain its warm, family atmosphere; however, there is nothing colder than meeting your new classmates virtually from hundreds of miles apart! The incoming class has already overcome hurdles that no class has ever faced before, including interviewing, touring, signing leases and even buying equipment online. Although there … Continue reading Virtual World Meets Admission Interviews

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