A Message to ASCO Members — Please take a moment to read our issued Statement regarding the current state of our nation.
Teaching Case Reports — Compiled from ASCO’s Journal, Optometric Education
Optometry and Vision Science paper – An Analysis of the Optometric Applicant Pool Relative to Matriculants
ASCO is pleased to present its 2019 Annual Report. Take a moment to learn more about important initiatives regarding optometric education, the optometry profession and more!
National Board of Examiners in Optometry Yearly Performance Report published
Attention all optometry students: Now accepting applications for Student Award in Clinical Ethics. Deadline Feb. 13, 2019.
Optometrist as one of 10 Jobs that Pay Over $100,000 With the Least Competition
Indeed names Optometrist One of the Best Jobs in the United States for 2018
Our 2018 Online Clinical Educators Forum presentation is now available
“Meet” Dr. David A. Damari, ASCO President
Forbes names Optometry as one of the fastest 20 growing jobs in America
Our 2017 Online Clinical Educators Forum presentation is now available
ASCO is one of many organizations that signed letter to encourage the CDC and others to include eye disease and vision disorders in 500 Cities Project
ASCO is one of many organizations that signed letter to President Trump regarding travel sanctions
U.S. News and World Reports ranks optometry as the #11 best job (#9 in the health care field)
Yahoo! Finance names Optometrist among 25 Best Jobs That Pay More Than $100,000
The audio file and presentation from the Online Clinical Educators Forum is now available
ASCO participated in MediaplanetUSA’s Vision and Hearing campaign where we joined forces with industry leaders and advocates to raise awareness of the the millions of Americans currently living with some form of vision or hearing impairment. Learn about the technologies being developed to give people affected by these disabilities hope as well as gain valuable information for protecting the most valued sense: vision. The campaign was distributed through USAToday on March 18th 2016 and online.
ASCO holds its first InterProfessional Education Summit
From MSN.com: The best jobs with the highest salaries
Listen to a presentation given at the 2015 American Academy of Optometry Meeting: Charting Your Career in Academic Optometry and Research
Learn more about Dawn Mancuso, ASCO’s Executive Director
ASCO is rolling out a new program: “Inspiring Future ODs“
ASCO supports the CDC’s Spring Break Contact Lens Health Tips campaign
Press Release: ASCO’s Partnership Endowment Awards Inaugural Grants
ASCO is one of many organizations asking Congress to avert a “primary care cliff.” Read letter here.
The Outcomes Assessment Resource Guide for Schools and Colleges of Optometry has been updated.
Press Release: ASCO Launches Optometry Resident Directory
ASCO, as a Friend of the Health Resources and Services Administration, requested an increase in funding to HRSA due to impending budget cuts. Read the funding request letter and Congressional testimony.
ASCO, as a member of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions, provided input on policy chances and amendments to strengthen the Higher Education Act. Read letter sent to Congress here.
Press Release: Optometry Named 8th Best Job by the Washington Post
Newspaper Article: Ohio State Optometry Students Staff Free Eye Clinic
Optometry has once again received superior career forecast rankings: