Optometry Student Handbook 2023-2024

College of Optometry (CO) 2023–2024 133 Spectrum LGBTQ and Allies Association This student club focuses on outreach to the LGBTQ+ community regarding the importance of ocular health routine eye exams. They host guest speakers who provide information on interactions between the optometry and the LGBTQ+ communities and promote an inclusive educational environment. Sports Vision and Concussion Club (SVCC) The mission of the Sports Vision and Concussion Club (SVCC) is to increase awareness of this growing and severely underserved area of optometry. Additional educational opportunities and resources will be available to all optometric students through the SVCC. Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) The mission of the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) is to provide primary eye care to individuals who do not have access, either for geographical or financial reasons. Mission trips target the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America, where there is an immense unmet need for eye care. The SVOSH provides an excellent opportunity to be involved with the community and have a great impact on people’s daily lives. Vision Rehabilitation Club (VRC) The Vision Rehabilitation Club (VRC) is a student organization that focuses on low vision practices in the optometric profession. The goal is to provide students with information and awareness regarding low vision practices and devices. The VRC features low-vision specialist speakers ranging from private optometry practitioners to low-vision device sales representatives. The VRC helps students determine if they wish to specialize in, or incorporate, low-vision services into their future practices.