ASCO receives grant from Allergan Foundation to support career video

May 20, 2014

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has received the Focus Grant from the Allergan Foundation to support ASCO’s “Be a Doctor of Optometry: Put Your Future in Focus” video.

Rockville, MD-The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has received the Focus Grant from the Allergan Foundation to support ASCO’s “Be a Doctor of Optometry: Put Your Future in Focus” video. 

“The Allergan Foundation’s generous support of our career video is greatly appreciated and demonstrates their commitment to the future of optometric education and will allow us to continue appealing to the most qualified and diverse applicants to our schools and colleges,” says Dr. Jennifer Smythe, ASCO president and dean of the Pacific University College of Optometry. “Our hope is that viewers of the video will learn about the Doctor of Optometry profession and all it has to offer ­ making a difference in their patients daily lives and excellent work/life balance, to just name a few. As it says in the video, optometry is limitless.”

The video features students, professors, and doctors of optometry talking about what aspiring optometrists “can expect from the profession once they graduate as well as demonstrates the caring aspects of the profession and the more high tech aspects of optometry.”

In related news, ASCO has launched an optometry resident directory, where “users can search for and read information about optometry residents,” in order to provide a networking tool for both residents and outside entities, according to the organization.

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