Recent ACOE Accreditation Actions

March 30, 2010

At its February 26-28, 2010 Winter meeting in Alexandria, Virginia the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education took the following actions or received the following voluntary withdrawals:

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

  • Preaccreditation Actions

The following program was granted candidacy pending status following Council review of the program’s self-study:

  • Marion Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Residency in Hospital-Based Optometry, which is affiliated with University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry (2011);

2. Initial Accreditation

  • None

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

  • Louis B. Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with The Ohio State University College of Optometry (2016);
  • Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Affairs Hospital (Bedford VAMC) Residency in Primary Eye Care and Geriatric Optometry, which is affiliated with New England College of Optometry (2016);
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Residency in Primary Eye Care (2016);
  • Southern California College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy (2016);
  • University of Waterloo School of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2017);

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

  • Alaska Eye Care Center Residency in Contact Lens and Primary Care which is affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry
  • Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital Residency in Primary Eye Care which was affiliated with the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
  • Eye Centers of Florida Residency in Ocular Disease which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry