Special contact lenses or eye drops can reduce a patient’s final prescription by half in the School of Optometry’s Myopia Control Clinic. That means thinner lenses and also a much lower risk of serious eye problems, including glaucoma and cataracts.

retro art streamMembers of the UAB School of Optometry’s first class were recruited by founding dean Henry B. Peters and began their studies in September 1969, exactly five decades ago.

The first to earn platinum status from the Center for Teaching and Learning share how not to be boring, why observations are good and other lessons from the heart.

retro art streamThere’s a key element of summertime fun missing from this vintage photo of medical students relaxing on a sunny rooftop in 1949.

Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2019 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and The Graduate School.

UAB is the top young university in the United States for the second year in a row — and the No. 12 young university worldwide — in the THE's 2019 Young University Rankings, which are among the world’s most comprehensive, balanced and trusted.

UAB optometrists and ophthalmologists worked with lead medical personnel from UAB Athletics to modify AHSAA restrictions that prohibited tinted visors or other apparatuses in competition to get accommodations for high school athletes who had light sensitivity and similar health conditions.     

retro art streamTerrance Ingraham graduated from the School of Optometry in June 1978, becoming the school’s first black graduate. This past Friday,, a new group of UAB graduates will receive doctor of optometry degrees.

50thShieldONLY COLORFrom traveling to Antarctica to publishing children’s books, from taking biology educational tools to India to planting pollinator gardens on campus, women have been integral to shaping UAB’s reputation its 50-year history. As part of its annual coverage of Women’s History Month, the UAB Reporter has gathered examples of its more recent coverage of women at UAB.

More than 300 employees with 20-plus years of service to UAB will be honored March 1.

Rod W. Nowakowski, O.D., Ph.D., has announced that he will step down as dean of the UAB School of Optometry.

Trigg latest from UAB family to be memorialized on the Hill University Center's Wall of Honor.

UAB Biomedical Engineering Researcher Xincheng Yao receives $400,000 NSF Career Award for human retina research.

UAB is Alabama’s first university to employ the total TAH license giving unlimited use of MATLAB in both teaching and research activities.
A pilot study is being used to create an institutional repository to preserve the intellectual properties of the School of Optometry.