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 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
“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: