Archive of Accreditation Actions - October 2008

Report of Actions of the
Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
at the ACOE Fall Meeting
October 31-November 2, 2008

November 26, 2008

At its October 31-November 2, 2008 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

Classification of “Preliminary Approval” granted following a full evaluation visit:

  • Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry, Professional Optometric Degree Program (2010);

2. Initial Accreditation

  • Illinois College of Optometry, Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation and Ocular Disease (2015);
  • Group Health Cooperative, Residency in Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry (2015);
  • Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (2015);
  • Southern Eye Associates, Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2015);

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

  • Braverman Eye Center, Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (2015);
  • Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Residency in Primary Eye Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Ohio State University College of Optometry (2015);
  • East New York Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Residency in Family Practice and Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with State University of New York, State College of Optometry (2015);
  • Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Residency in Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (2015);
  • State University of New York, State College of Optometry, Residency in Ocular Disease (2015);
  • VA Boston Healthcare System, Residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Eye Care-Department of Veterans Affairs, which is affiliated with New England College of Optometry (2015);

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

  • Northeastern Eye Institute Residency in Refractive Surgery/Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.