Archive of Accreditation Actions - August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016

At its June 29-July 2, 2016 Annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, 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-August 1, 2016

1. Preaccreditation Actions

Classification of "Preliminary Approval" granted following a full evaluation visit:
None

2. Initial Accreditation

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

A.  Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic Residency in Ocular Disease which is affiliated with Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry (2024);

B.  Indianapolis Eye Care Center Residency in Primary Care which is affiliated with Indiana University School of Optometry (2024);

C.  James A. Haley Veterans Hospital Residency in Primary Eye Care/Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation which is affiliated with Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (2024);

D.  Northwest Eye Care Professionals Residency in Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation which is affiliated with Pacific University, College of Optometry (2024);

E.  Santa Fe Indian Health Service Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (2024);

F.  Virginia Eye Consultants Residency in Ocular Disease/Ocular and Refractive Surgery which is affiliated with Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (2024);

Classification of "Accredited With Conditions" granted to the following program following a full evaluation visit:

G.  MCPHS University School of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree program (2018);

3.  Continuing Accreditation

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

A. Appelbaum Eye Care Associates PC Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitative Optometry which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2024);

B.  Battle Creek VAMC Residency in Ocular Disease which is affiliated with Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry (2024);

C.  Center for the Partially-Sighted Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (2024); 

D.  Chinle Service Unit Indian Health Service Residency in Primary Care/Ocular Disease which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (2024);

E.  Eye Center of Toledo Residency in Ocular Disease which is affiliated with Ohio State University, College of Optometry (2024);

F.  New England College of Optometry Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses (2024);

G.  Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock Residency in Primary Care Optometry which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (2024);

H.  Robert J. Dole VAMC Residency in Primary Eye Care/Low Vision which is affiliated with University of Missouri, St. Louis, College of Optometry (2024);

I.  State University of New York College of Optometry Residency in Primary Eye Care (2024);

J.  Tallahassee VAOPC Residency in Primary Eye Care which is affiliated with Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry (2024);

K.  The Eye Care Center of New Jersey, PA Residency in Ocular Disease/Primary Care which is affiliated with Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (2024);

L.  TLC Eyecare of Michigan Residency in Ocular Disease which is affiliated with Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry (2024);

M.  University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Optometry Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses (2024);

N.  University of Missouri, St. Louis, College of Optometry Residency in Cornea & Contact Lenses (2024);

O. University of Missouri, St. Louis, College of Optometry Residency in Pediatrics/Binocular Vision (2024);

P. University of Montreal, École d Optométrie Professional Optometric Degree program (2024);

Q. VA Central California Health Care System Residency in Primary Care Optometry which is affiliated with University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry (2024);

R. VA Maine Health Care System - Togus Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease which is affiliated with New England College of Optometry (2024);

S.  VA Health Care Center, Wyoming MI Residency in Ocular Disease which is affiliated with Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry (2024);

T.  Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, Fayetteville Residency in Primary Eye Care and Ocular Disease which is affiliated with Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry (2024);

U.  West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center Residency in Geriatrics/Primary Care Optometry which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (2024)

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

5.  Reconsideration of Accreditation Denial

None

6. Withdrawal of accreditation by ACOE


None

7.  Voluntary withdrawal of accreditation 

None

Note: In addition to the above accreditation actions, the ACOE also reviewed the following program(s) applying for initial application as a professional optometric degree program.  (Stage One Applicant and Stage Two Applicant are not official pre-accreditation classifications, but rather steps toward pre-accreditation.)

Designation of Stage One Applicant

None

Designation of Stage Two Applicant

None

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