Archive of Accreditation Actions - July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

At its June 21-24, 2017 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education took the following actions: (Note: Date in parenthesis is the date of the next currently scheduled evaluation visit to the programs. Depending on the outcomes of annual reports, progress reports, interim visits, substantive program changes and other significant events affecting a program, the Council may decide to schedule a full on-site evaluation visit before the original accreditation period is complete. The accreditation period is eight years for professional optometric degree and optometric residency programs and seven years for optometric technician programs.) 

Basis for ACOE Decisions - July 21, 2017

1. Preaccreditation Actions

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

None

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

A. University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree program (2018);

2. Initial Accreditation

Classification of "Accredited" granted to the following programs following a full evaluation visit:

A. Erie VA Medical Center Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (2025);

B. Merrimack Vision Care Residency in Primary Care, Vision Therapy and Neuro-Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2025);

C. Ossip Optometry and Ophthalmology Residency in Primary Care, which is affiliated with Indiana University School of Optometry (2025);

3. Continuing Accreditation

Classification of "Accredited" continued following a full evaluation visit:

A. Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric and Binocular Vision (2025);

B. Illinois College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree program (2025);

C. Illinois College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric Optometry/Binocular Vision (2025);

D. Indiana University School of Optometry Residency in Pediatric Optometry (2025);

E. Kaiser Permanente Washington (formerly known as Group Health Cooperative Tacoma) Residency in Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (2025);

F. Kansas City VAMC Residency in Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation, which is affiliated with University of Missouri, St. Louis, College of Optometry (2025);

G. Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (formerly known as Spokane VAMC) Residency in Ocular Disease,  which is affiliated with Pacific University, College of Optometry (2025);

H. New England College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric Optometry (2025); 

I. Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry Residency in Primary Eye Care (2025); 

J. Salem VA Medical Center Residency in Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2025);

K. State University of New York College of Optometry Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (2025);

L. St. Louis VA Medical Center Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with University of Missouri, St. Louis, College of Optometry (2025);

M. University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree program (2025);

N. VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Residency in Primary Eye Care-Department of Veterans Affairs, which is affiliated with Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (2025); 

O. William Chappell VA Outpatient Clinic Residency in Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry (2025); 

Classification of "Accredited" continued following an interim evaluation visit:

A. Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree program (2021).

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

None

Classification of "Accredited with Conditions" raised to "Accredited" following submission of satisfactory progress report:

None

4. Reconsideration of Accreditation Denial

None

5. Withdrawal of accreditation by ACOE

None

6. Voluntary withdrawal of accreditation 

None