ORMatch Launch

October 1, 2012

Kimberly O’Sullivan
Director, Communications
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
(301) 231-5944 ext. 3019


ASCO’s ORMatch Now Open for Applicants

ROCKVILLE, MD, Oct. 1, 2012 – The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is pleased to announce that ORMatch launched today. ORMatch is the new Optometry Residency Match, which is administered by National Matching Services Inc. (NMS).  An ASCO committee with representation from ASCO and the Department of Veteran Affairs oversees the program with management support from ASCO.

Starting today, applicants can register for ORMatch and begin sending applications to participating programs using the online system accessible at the ORMatch web site at http://www.natmatch.com/ormatch.

Applicants should register for the match by Dec. 31, 2012.

Visit the ORMatch web site for more information, such as an overview of the service, a list of participating programs, a detailed schedule of important dates and a description of the matching algorithm.


The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is a non-profit association representing the interests of optometric education. Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Rockville, Md., ASCO is committed to achieving excellence in optometric education and to helping its member institutions prepare well-qualified graduates for entrance into the profession of optometry. Its membership encompasses the schools and colleges of optometry in the United States and Puerto Rico. A number of optometry schools outside the United States are affiliate members.