A Message from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education

To Deans and Presidents of Schools and Colleges of Optometry:

In its October 23-25 meeting, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) assessed the current situation associated with impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the status of accreditation operations. As the federally declared disaster continues, the ACOE has amended its temporary policies and advisories. These policies are available on the ACOE’s website at www.theacoe.org.

If an optometric institution is scheduled for an on-site review in 2021, expect to be contacted regarding planning for a visit in the coming months.

Communication on the amended policies is also being sent to the directors of residency programs at the schools and colleges and to the residency program supervisors. Contact Stephanie A. Puljak at ACOE at spuljak@aoa.org with any questions.