ASCO’s podcast series will cover various topics pertaining to the profession and ASCO member institutions. Each podcast is available on iTunes and ASCO’s YouTube channel.

Optometry Gives Me Life

Featuring Jeffrey Lewis, Muriel Martinez and Miki Lyn Zilnicki. These three Doctors of Optometry are featured in ASCO’s public awareness campaign, Optometry Gives Me Life.

Sports Performance and Recovery

Featuring Dr. Graham Erickson of Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Erickson’s primary research is on sports vision.

Misconceptions of Optometry

Featuring Morganne Bayliss, a 2nd year student at Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University and Chanpreet Sawhney, a 1st year student at Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

A Conversation with Hayley Barber, Miss Alabama and a Future Doctor of Optometry

Featuring Hayley Barber, Miss Alabama, whose future career path is becoming a Doctor of Optometry.

Student Wellness

Featuring a very special guest Dr. Jonathan Peretz who is an expert in Student Wellness. Dr. Peretz received his Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He has worked with undergraduate and graduate students on the campuses of Rutgers, Rider University, the University of South Florida, the University of California at Davis and most recently the University of California at Berkeley. At present, he maintains a private practice in San Francisco along with a combined clinical faculty and supervising psychologist position at Palo Alto University.

The Unconventional Student

Featuring two optometry students, Daniel Crawford, a second year student from The Ohio State, College of Optometry and third year student, Gabriel Russell from Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Education Enhanced Through Patient Care

Featuring Dr. Nate Lighthizer, Assistant Dean of Clinical Care Services and Assistant Professor at the Oklahoma College of Optometry and Dr. Elizabeth A. Steele, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.

ASCO and New Beginnings

Featuring Dr. David Heath, ASCO President and President, State University of New York, College of Optometry; and Dawn Mancuso, MAM, CAE, FASAE, ASCO Executive Director.

Optometry and Interprofesional Education

Featuring Dr. Jennifer Coyle, ASCO President and Dean at Pacific University, College of Optometry; Dr. Valerie Wren, Associate Professor, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry; and a special guest, Dr. Pat Callard, Assistant Professor for the College of Graduate Nursing also at Western University of Health Sciences.

Why Academic Optometry?

Featuring Dr. Jeffrey D. Perotti, Clinical Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Optometry, and Dr. Nicole Putnam, Assistant Professor at Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry.

Is Optometry For Me?

Featuring Dr. Michael Bacigalupi, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, and Sunnie Ewing, Student Recruitment Director at Southern College of Optometry.

If you have a suggestion for a future podcast topic, the Association would love to hear it. E-mail Kimberly O’Sullivan, Director of Communications.