Archive of Accreditation Actions - February 2008

Report of Actions of the
Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
at the ACOE Fall Meeting
February 8-10, 2008

March 11, 2008

At its February 8-10, 2008 Winter meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education took the following actions:

NOTE: The date behind the names of the programs below is the next currently scheduled full evaluation visit.

  1. Preaccreditation Actions
    Candidacy pending status granted following review of the program’s self-study:
    • Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Indiana University School of Optometry;

    • Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Primary Eye Care and Low Vision, which is affiliated with University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry;

    Classification of “Preliminary Approval” granted following a full evaluation visit:
    • Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2010);

  2. Initial Accreditation
    • None

  3. Continuing Accreditation
    Classification of “Accredited” continued following a full evaluation visit:
    • Omni Eye Services of Atlanta Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (2014);
    • Omni Eye Services, New Jersey Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Pennsylvania College of Optometry (2014);
    • Pacific University College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2015);

  4. Reinstatement of Accreditation.
    • None

  5. Withdrawal of accreditation by ACOE*
    • VA Caribbean Healthcare System, Residency in Geriatrics and Visual Impairment Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry

  6. Voluntary withdrawal of accreditation
    • None

* Withdrawal of accreditation is not final until the ACOE appeals process has been exhausted, or until 30 days from notification of the withdrawal action.