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University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry

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UMSL Hosts the 2017 Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators 34th Annual Educational Workshop
The UMSL College of Optometry was host to 56 contact lens
educators from all of the Colleges in North America as well as 23
representatives from contact lens industry sponsors as host of the 34th Annual
Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators(AOCLE...
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UMSL Students Dominate Awards, Honors, and Leadership Positions at Optometry's Meeting
In the College of Optometry’s
37-year history it is very likely that UMSL pride has never been more evident
than it was June 21 – 25 in Washington, D.C. at Optometry’s Meeting. UMSL
dominated the honors awarded to students and won the respect of the 2,300
s...
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Dr. Howard McAlister Receives SLOS Award
Dr. Howard McAlister, Emeritus Associate Professor, recently received the Robert A. Koetting Memorial Award from the Saint Louis Optometric Society in recognition of his service to optometry and achievements over his optometric career spanning nearly 40 yea...
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Class of 2021 Mixer
The College of Optometry at UMSL has many distinct features,
including small class size, a wide array of externships, successful board pass
rates, and high retention, but one of the most defining characteristics is the
family feel atmosphere.   Each year th...
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White Coat Ceremony: A Wonderful Tribute to the Class of Harmony
On May 19 th ,
a beautiful Friday afternoon, 41 future optometrists formally received their
white coat, significant by virtue of the fact that they now have clinical
privileges allowing them the ability to provide direct patient care.   They worked very dil...
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Benefits of the “Ten Percent Rule” . . . the Story of Ethan and Courtney Brilley
Dr. Ethan Brilley Dr. Courtney Brilley Every year at new
student orientation in August – and most recently at the pre-mixer in April for
entering students – I (Ed Bennett) will always look at the students and
indicate for them to “look around because four o...
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Newborn News
Dr. Fyizza Abbas (‘14) and
her husband Ajax are the proud parents of Aliya Laila, born May 26 th . Dr. Christy Hayes (‘11) and
husband James welcomed Nora Josephine into the world on May 28 th . Adam Wira (’19) and wife
Afsheen are the proud parents of Eliz...
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UMSL Hosts the 2017 Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators 34th Annual Educational Workshop
The UMSL College of
Optometry was host to 56 contact lens educators from all of the Colleges in
North America as well as 23 representatives from contact lens industry sponsors
as host of the 34 th Annual Association of Optometric Contact Lens
Educators(AOCL...
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2017 Awards
In addition to
receiving their Doctor of Optometry degree many of the Class of 2017 also
received individual honors and recognition during the awards ceremony that
followed commencement.   This year the College
of Optometry recognized three students who wer...
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Alumni News
The
Missouri Optometric Foundation(MOF), with the mission of “promoting optometric
practice in the State of Missouri” is a very worthwhile cause to contribute
to.   The MOF has several programs to
promote private optometric practice, optometric knowledge, a...
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