Recent ACOE Accreditation Actions

July 30, 2012

 At its June 27-30, 2012 Annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, 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

The following program was granted candidacy pending status following review of its self-study:

  • Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation/Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry (2013);

The following program was granted candidacy pending status following unanimous mail ballot:

  • Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System Residency in Primary Care/Vision Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with Illinois College of Optometry (2013);

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

  • Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2013);
  • University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2013);
  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2013);

2. Initial Accreditation

  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Residency in Primary Care/Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with State University of New York, State College of Optometry (2020);
  • Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Illinois College of Optometry (2020);
  • Henry Ford OptimEyes Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry (2020);
  • Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry (2020);
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Residency in Ocular Disease and Cornea/Contact Lenses, which is affiliated with New England College of Optometry (2020);
  • Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Low Vision and Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2020);
  • Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Residency in Primary Eye Care/ Low Vision, which is affiliated with New England College of Optometry (2020);
  • Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry (2020);
  • Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, Mount Vernon Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry (2020);
  • Vision Care Specialists Residency in Vision Therapy/Pediatric Optometry, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2020);
  • Wow Vision Therapy Residency in Vision Therapy and Visual Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2020);

3. Continuing Accreditation
Classification of "Accredited" continued following a full evaluation visit:

  • Brooke Army Medical Center Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry (2020);
  • Chillicothe/Columbus VA Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with The Ohio State University College of Optometry (2020);
  • Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses (2020);
  • Illinois College of Optometry Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease (2020);
  • Madison Area Technical College Optometric Technician Program (2019);
  • Pacific University College of Optometry Residency in Vision Therapy/Rehabilitation and Pediatric Optometry (2020);
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation (2020);
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University Residency in Pediatric Optometry/ Vision Therapy (2020);
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University Residency in Primary Eye Care (2020);
  • Portland VAMC Residency in Primary Eye Care-Department of Veterans Affairs, which is affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry (2020);
  • Southern College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree program (2020);
  • State University of New York, State College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric and Infant Vision Optometry (2020);
  • State University of New York, State College of Optometry Residency in Vision Rehabilitation (Acquired Brain Injury)/Primary Eye Care (2020);
  • Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Las Vegas Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry (2020);

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

  • None

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

  • None

4. Reconsideration of Accreditation Denial

  • None

5. Withdrawal of accreditation by ACOE

  • None

 6. Voluntary withdrawal of accreditation

  • None