Recent ACOE Accreditation Actions

November 24, 2009

At its October 23-25, 2009 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.

  • Preaccreditation Actions

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

  • Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Residency in Primary Care/Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with New England College of Optometry (2011);

2. Initial Accreditation

  • Chinle Service Unit Indian Health Service Residency in Primary Care/Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry (2016);
  • Eye Care Center of New Jersey Residency in Ocular Disease/Primary Care, which is affiliated with Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (2016);
  • Indiana University School of Optometry Residency in Primary Eye Care (2016);
  • 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 (2016);
  • Tallahassee Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (2016);
  • University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Indiana University School of Optometry (2016);

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

  • Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Ferris State University, Michigan College of Optometry (2016);
  • Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2016);
  • Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock Residency in Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry (2016);
  • TLC Eyecare of Michigan Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Ferris State University, Michigan College of Optometry (2016);
  • West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center Residency in Geriatrics and Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry (2016);
  • VA Central California Health Care System, Fresno (formerly known as Fresno VAMC) Residency in Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry (2016);
  • VA Connecticut Healthcare System-West Haven Campus Residency in Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with New England College of Optometry (2016);
  • Veterans Affairs Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center Residency in Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry (2016);
  • Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (formerly known as Fayetteville VAMC) Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry (2016);

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