NEHEP Partnership Directory
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 420
Rockville, MD 20852
Web Site: http://www.opted.org
Melvin D. Shipp, O.D., M.P.H.
Dean and Professor
The Ohio State University College of Optometry
338 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1240
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is a nonprofit educational association representing the interests of optometric education. ASCO is committed to achieving excellence in optometric education and to helping its member schools prepare well-qualified graduates for entrance into the profession of optometry.
ASCO has 21 optometric schools and colleges of optometry in the United States, two Canadian schools, and a number of foreign schools and associations.
ASCO coordinates linkages with social service agencies and healthcare providers; develops provider networks at many of the schools and colleges of optometry; and helps develop community outreach programs that include health education and promotion of healthy lifestyles.
Annual meeting, always in June
Board meetings, three times a year
Optometric Education: Peer-reviewed journal published three times a year
Eye on Education: Online newsletter available at http://www.opted.org/newsletternew
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