Recent ACOE Accreditation Actions

 July 27, 2009

At its June 24-27, 2009 Annual meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, 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

  • None

2. Initial Accreditation

  • Appelbaum Eye Care Associates PC Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitative Optometry, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2016);
  • Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Indiana University School of Optometry (2016);
  • Iris Ophthalmology Clinic Residency in Primary Eye Care and Refractive Surgery/ Ocular Disease Co-Management, which is affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry (2016);
  • Grand Rapids Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Ferris State University, Michigan College of Optometry (2016);
  • Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Primary Care, which is affiliated with Indiana University School of Optometry (2016);
  • Togus Veterans Affairs Medical Center Residency in Primary Eye Care, which is affiliated with New England College of Optometry (2016);
  • Woolfson Eye Institute Residency in Refractive and Ocular Surgery/Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2016);

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

  • Department of the Air Force Ophthalmic Apprentice Course (2016);
  • Eye Center of Toledo Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with The Ohio State University College of Optometry (2015);
  • Illinois College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2017);
  • New England College of Optometry Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses (2016);
  • Ohio Eye Alliance Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with The Ohio State University College of Optometry (2016);
  • Southern College of Optometry Residency in Primary Eye Care (2016);
  • State University of New York, State College of Optometry Residency in Primary Eye Care (2016);
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2017);
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses (2016);
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses (2016);
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry Residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision (2016);
  • West Tennessee Eye Residency in Family Practice, which is affiliated with Southern 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

  • Southern College of Optometry Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation effective July 1, 2009