Recent ACOE Accreditation Actions

November 23, 2010

At its October 22-24, 2010 Fall meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, 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 their self-study:

  • Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry (2012);

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

  • Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2011);

2. Initial Accreditation

  • Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Primary Care, which is affiliated with the Ohio State University, College of Optometry (2017);
  • EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry (2017);
  • Eye Center of Texas Residency in Ocular Disease and Refractive and Ocular Surgery, which is affiliated with University of Houston College of Optometry (2017);
  • Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric and Binocular Vision (2017);
  • Miami Valley Career Technology Center Optometric Technician Program (2017);
  • University of Houston College of Optometry Residency in Ocular Disease at BridgeBuilders Eye Clinic (2017);
  • VisionAmerica of Birmingham Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Optometry (2017);

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

  • Illinois College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric Optometry/Binocular Vision (2017);
  • Omni Eye Specialists of Baltimore Residency in Ocular Disease/Co-Management, which is affiliated with Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (2017);
  • Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2017);
  • Salt Lake Health Care System, Residency in Primary Eye Care-Department of Veterans Affairs, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry (2017);
  • San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry (2017);
  • Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System Residency in Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry (2017);
  • Veterans Affairs Northern Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry (2017);
  • 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 (2017);

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