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UMSL Optometry Introduces New Innovative Contact Lens

New Contact Lens Available at UMSL Optometryby: Dr. Julie DeKinder, OD

The Contact Lens Faculty at the University Eye Center are excited to announce the availability of a new innovative contact lens.  EyePrintPRO™ is an optically clear prosthetic scleral cover shell designed to match the exact contours of the individual eye. 


The EyePrintPRO™ has been under clinical evaluation and many patients with the numerous corneal conditions have experienced improvement with their comfort and visual acuity.  




Conditions such as keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, ocular surface disease (dry eye), trauma, extreme cases of deformed eyes, pellucid marginal degeneration, chemical burns, post surgical corneas (including corneal transplants and post LASIK ectasia), pinguecula, pterygium, stem cell failure, or simply those who desire better vision and comfort.

The impression process only takes a few minutes and provides a wealth of information about the exact contour of each eye, which is used to make the…

Ibisch Named November's UMSL Optometry's Student of the Month

Ibisch Chosen as November Student Spotlight Winner Every month the Office of Student Services with the College of Optometry seeks nomination from the faculty, staff, and students of the college in an effort to recognize one student who exemplifies our student body.  This month's recipient is a true reflection on what we look for in a student at UMSL College of Optometry.


The Student Spotlight for November 2015 is:
Andrew "Andy" Ibisch  (Class of 2018)



Andy was chosen for the November spotlight because he exemplifies the month of November as the month of Thanksgiving.  His peers and faculty have nominated Andy for the student spotlight.  Students, Faculty, and Staff have said many great things about Andy:
"Andy serves as class president of the 2018 class and always serves to raise the spirit of our class. Andy goes above and beyond as a class president and does whatever it takes to make the entire class of 2018 happy"
In addition,   "Andy always looks ou…

October 2015 UMSL Optometry Student of the Month

Page Chosen as October Student Spotlight Winner Every month the Office of Student Services with the College of Optometry seeks nomination from the faculty, staff, and students of the college in an effort to recognize one student who exemplifies our student body.  This month's recipient is a true reflection on what we look for in a student at UMSL College of Optometry.

The Student Spotlight for October 2015 is:
  Logan Page (Class of 2018)


Logan is very involved with UMSL activities such as being an ambassador and MOSA. He has been very welcoming to the 1st year students and seems very involved with his own classmates.
He really wants to get to know all of his classmates - both older and younger. Logan’s an ambassador, so he has a hand in picking future optometry family members! He's an all-around good person. He gets his work done on time and still puts a lot of effort into his other activities.
When I think of someone who has really made me feel welcome at UMSL (student-wis…

Ibrahim Chosen as April Student Spotlight Winner

Ibrahim Chosen as April Student Spotlight Winner Every month the Office of Student Services with the College of Optometry seeks nomination from the faculty, staff, and students of the college in an effort to recognize one student who exemplifies our student body.  This month's recipient is a true reflection on what we look for in a student at UMSL College of Optometry.

The Student Spotlight for April 2015 is:
  Yousef Ibrahim (Class of 2017)
Yousef received several nominations from students, faculty, and staff for this month's recognition.  The comments shared about Yousef are indicative of the impact our students have on fellow students, prospective students and parents,  and the college as a whole. His representation of UMSL College of Optometry in many roles he serves is a true asset to the current and future students.  Yousef truly exemplifies this month's student spotlight!
Yousef is very involved at the College of Optometry and is a member of several professiona…