A Message to ASCO Members — Please take a moment to read our issued Statement regarding the current state of our nation.

A Message from our President, Dr. John Flanagan

National Board of Examiners in Optometry Yearly Performance Report published

A Message from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education

Remembering Dr. C. Clayton Powell, Sr.

Press Release: Three Leading Optometric Organizations Partner to Deliver Special Symposium Regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Optometric Education

Press Release: ASCO Webinar and Resources Encourage Doctors of Optometry to Inspire Future Practitioners

Press Release: First Year Results Released for Optometry Gives Me Life Campaign

Press Release: American Society of Association Executives Names ASCO’s Optometry Gives Me Life Campaign a 2020 Power of A Gold Award Winner

Press Release: ASCO Announces 2020 Student Relief Program Funded by CooperVision

Press Release: ASCO Supports Stop Hate for Profit Boycott

Press Release: ASCO Announces Special Recognition Award Recipients Including First Female Lifetime Achievement Winner

Press Release: With the Covid-19 Crisis, AAO and ASCO Establishes Unprecedented Virtual Clinical Training Program to Keep Optometry Students on Graduation Track

Resources and Information on COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 Statement for Current and Prospective Applicants

Clinical Education Resources

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!

Women in Optometry article featuring ASCO President, Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe

A Q&A with ASCO President, Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe

Media Alert: Optometry Gives Me Life Campaign Promoted at Optometry’s Meeting

Press Release: ASCO Announces Award Recipients

Press Release: ASCO Broadens Public Awareness of Optometry with New Optometry Gives Me Life Campaign

Optometry named one of the 27 fastest growing jobs that pay more than $100,000 a year

Press Release: ASCO Represents the Profession of Optometry in the Recently Released Evidence-Based Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment Tool

Press Release: Optometric Organizations Reach Agreement on Establishing New COPE Governing Committee

Press Release: National Board Pass Rate Data Available on ASCO’s Website

Attention all optometry students: Now accepting applications for Student Award in Clinical Ethics. Deadline Feb. 13, 2019.

Attention all faculty at ASCO institutions: Invitation to apply for Associate Editor, Optometric Education position

Open letter to Dr. Arthur Epstein, publisher of Optometric Physician

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

Press Release: Optometry Residencies Rise for Third Year in a Row

Press Release: ASCO Announces Special Recognition Awards

Press Release: Optometry Board Pass Rates Published

Press Release: ASCO Releases Special Themed Journal Issue on Diversity and Cultural Competence

Press Release: ASCO Produces Three New Videos

Statement from ASCO Regarding Hurricane Harvey and UHCO

“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

Press Release: ASCO Announces Special Recognition Award Recipients

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 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

“Optometrist” makes Top 6 industries for women – Missouri Business

ASCO is rolling out a new program: “Inspiring Future ODs

Press Release: ASCO Board of Directors Appoints Dawn Mancuso, FASAE, CAE as Executive Director

Follow up: ASCO Positively Affects the State of Optometry in Mexico

ASCO supports the CDC’s Spring Break Contact Lens Health Tips campaign

Members of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions, including ASCO, welcomes the 114th Congress

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: Study Finds Eye Care Workforce is Adequate to Meet Projected Demand

Press Release: The Allergan Foundation Awards Focus Grant to Support the ASCO’s Career Video

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.

Press Release: Luxottica Steps Forward to Support Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry New Career Video

ASCO’s New Career Video, Be a Doctor of Optometry: Put Your Future in Focus on YouTube

Optometry schools report increasing IPE, persisting barriers (July 2014)

ASCO Supports Mexico Optometry Legislation  (follow up)

ASCO’s First Optometry Virtual Fair Was a Great Success!

Six Schools and Colleges of Optometry Receive New Practice Management Education Awards

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: New Partnership Endowment Results from Dissolution of the Partnership Foundation for Optometric Education

John Nishimoto Named as ASCO’s Representative to The Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative

Press Release: Optometry Named 8th Best Job by the Washington Post

Newspaper Article: Ohio State Optometry Students Staff Free Eye Clinic

ASCO Supports Full Funding of the National Health Care Workforce Commission

Optometry has once again received superior career forecast rankings: