Recent ACOE Accreditation Actions

Notice of programs with Accredited with Conditions status or withdrawal of accreditation

Archive of Previous Accreditation Actions reports

Nov. 28, 2017

At its Oct. 27-29, 2017 fall meeting in Saint Louis, Missouri, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education took the following actions: (Note: Date in parenthesis is the date of the next currently scheduled evaluation visit to the programs. Depending on the outcomes of annual reports, progress reports, interim visits, substantive program changes and other significant events affecting a program, the Council may decide to schedule a full on-site evaluation visit before the original accreditation period is complete. The accreditation period is eight years for professional optometric degree and optometric residency programs and seven years for optometric technician programs.) 

Basis for ACOE Decisions

1. Preaccreditation Actions

Classification of "Preliminary Approval" granted following a full evaluation visit:

None

Classification of "Preliminary Approval" continued following a full evaluation visit:

None

2. Initial Accreditation

Classification of "Accredited" granted to the following programs following a full evaluation visit:

A. ChuVision Institute Residency in Refractive and Ocular Surgery, which is affiliated with Pacific University, College of Optometry (2025);

B. Eye Associates of New Mexico Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (2025);  

C. ICON P.C. Residency in Refractive and Ocular Surgery/Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Pacific University, College of Optometry (2025);

D. John Kenyon American Eye Institute Residency in Ocular Disease/Refractive Surgery, which is affiliated with Indiana University School of Optometry (2025);

E.  Kaiser Permanente Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (2025);

F.  Lynn Community Health Center Residency in Community Health Optometry, which is affiliated with New England College of Optometry (2025);

G. The Ohio State University College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (2025);

H. University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Residency in Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation (2025);

I. Vision Center of West Phoenix Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with University of Houston, College of Optometry (2025);

J. Womack Army Medical Center Residency in Vision Rehabilitation/Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with State University of New York College of Optometry (2025)

3.  Continuing Accreditation

Classification of "Accredited" continued following a full evaluation visit:

A. Amarillo VA Healthcare System Residency in Primary Eye Care and Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry (2025);

B. Cincinnati VAMC Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with The Ohio State University, College of Optometry (2025);

C. EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry (2025);

D. Eye Center of Texas Residency in Ocular Disease and Refractive and Ocular Surgery, which is affiliated with University of Houston, College of Optometry (2025);

E. Oklahoma Eye Institute Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry (2025);

F. Omni Eye Specialists of Baltimore Residency in Ocular Disease/Co-Management, which is affiliated with Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (2025);

G. San Francisco VAMC Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry (2025);

H. Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson Residency in Ocular Disease / Low Vision Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (2025);

I. University of Houston College of Optometry Residency in Ocular Disease at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic (2025);

J. VA N. Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne Residency in Primary Eye Care / Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry (2025);

K. VA Roseburg Healthcare System Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease - Department of Veterans Affairs, which is affiliated with Pacific University, College of Optometry (2025);

L. Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System Residency in Primary Eye Care / Low Vision Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry (2025)

Classification of "Accredited" continued following an interim evaluation visit:

None

Classification of "Accredited with Conditions" granted following a full evaluation visit:

None

Classification of "Accredited with Conditions" raised to "Accredited" following submission of satisfactory progress report:

None

4.  Reconsideration of Accreditation Denial

None

5. Withdrawal of accreditation by ACOE

None

6.  Voluntary withdrawal of accreditation 

None

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Accreditation manuals containing information on the ACOE's policies and procedures may be found  in the Accreditation Resources section.