The year required as much resilience as the previous year. Once again, however, everyone rose to the occasion and overcame unprecedented challenges. This report showcases our successes as well as how, even under unusual circumstances, the commitment to the School’s four pillars (education, discovery, community engagement and patient care) was upheld, and surpassed. We couldn’t do this without the dedication of our faculty, staff, students and alumni.


 

Featured Stories

Amoses establish School’s first named faculty endowment

Amoses establish School’s first named faculty endowment

Drs. John and Catherine Amos, former UAB School of Optometry (UABSO) Dean and alumna, respectively, have established the Dr. John F. Amos Endowed Faculty Scholar in Optometry. This is the first named faculty endowment in the School’s 52-year history.

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Diversity education lays foundation for decreased healthcare disparities

Diversity education lays foundation for decreased healthcare disparities

The education students receive at the UAB School of Optometry ex­tends beyond subjects related to op­tometry and vision science. It includes educational opportunities that will produce graduates who are prepared to build doctor-patient relationships that can yield better outcomes and decrease healthcare disparities.

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New microscope to advance vision science discoveries at UAB

New microscope to advance vision science discoveries at UAB

Thanks to collaboration between the campus vision science community, UAB is one of the first, if not the first, academic center in the United States to acquire a new state-of-the-art microscope. The microscope is the only one of its kind in the southeast region and one of few available in the United States due to the newness of the technology.

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Caring for the community adapted, continued during pandemic

Caring for the community adapted, continued during pandemic

Eye and vision care are vital to maintaining your health and wellness. Comprehensive eye exams are recom­mended at all stages in life and millions of people benefit yearly from the services offered by optometrists. Despite the logistical obstacles COVID has posed to eye care pro­fessionals, the reality is that people need comprehensive eye care to live healthy lives. That’s why at Community Eye Care (CEC), the goal has remained clear: provide quality eye care to the uninsured and underinsured.

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Optical renovations usher in new phase of building updates

Optical renovations usher in new phase of building updates

Constructed in 1974, the Henry Peters Building has undergone several renovations. This series of updates that began in 2015 included classroom, pre-clinic, locker room and lounge spaces being added or expanded. A new simulation lab was added on the fourth floor. Existing common areas throughout the build­ing were updated or made larger as well.

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