Last week, RSO faculty, staff, and students celebrated the school’s accreditation with dinner, drinks, and a champagne toast. The school’s inaugural class was admitted in fall 2009 and graduated in May 2013. The event allowed us to celebrate and share our accomplishments over the past five years, and everyone is looking forward to celebrating more successes in the future.
Accreditation Status: The University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry has been granted the accreditation classification of “Accredited” effective March 20, 2013 by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association. The classification of “Accredited” indicates that the program generally meets the ACOE standards for accreditation. The Council finds RSO to be in full compliance with all of the ACOE standards.
The University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) is pleased to announce that Dr. Narges Kasraie has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.
Kasraie is an assistant professor at UIW’s Rosenberg School of Optometry. She provides patient care as an attending optometrist at the UIW Eye and Vision Care Clinic and also teaches lectures and laboratories in various optometric fields. Kasraie earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry and also completed her Residency in primary care optometry at Veterans Affairs Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
“As a member of the UIW community I am so proud to be the first doctor at UIWRSO to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. The board certification process is meant to enable optometrists to stay current with the most recent changes in the profession enabling us to continue to provide an excellent quality care to our patients and education to our interns at UIWRSO,” said Kasraie.
Board certification is a rigorous process including graduation from a school or college of Optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, having an active license to practice therapeutic optometry in a state, District of Columbia, U.S. commonwealth or territory, and adherence to principles of the Optometric Oath. Additionally, the process involves the completion of the exam application requirements, which include the completion of 150 points of post-graduate requirements and evidence of three years of active licensure and clinical practice or completion of an ACOE-Approved Residency.
The UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry matriculated its first class in 2009 after receiving approval by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association. The UIW School of Optometry is the only faith-based school of optometry in the U.S. Optometrists provide comprehensive eye and vision care which includes refraction and dispensing, detection, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of the conditions of the visual system.