UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry Faculty and Students Help to Spread Heart Health Awareness at Vestido Rojo Event

03/01/2024 Sourced from UIW News

On Saturday, Feb. 24, faculty and students of the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) attended the annual Vestido Rojo event, hosted by the San Antonio Food Bank, to provide health screenings for attendees. Vestido Rojo is held in conjunction with Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion, and power of women to band together and wipe out heart disease and stroke.


Children with Severe Visual Impairment Receive Gift of Life-Changing High-Tech Vision Aids at RSO

01/26/2024 Sourced from UIW News

This winter, 11 children and adults with severe visual impairments received visually assistive technology from Sight Savers America (SSA) at the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) Bowden Eye Care Clinic. SSA is a non-profit organization that helps to facilitate eye care and provides low vision and blind equipment, along with any necessary equipment training, in 16 states across the nation.


UIW Alumna and Chief of Bowden Eye Care and Health Center Reflects on Her Career and Achievements

12/01/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Dr. Janet Summers is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry and Chief of the UIW Bowden Eye Care and Health Center. She is a first-generation college and professional school graduate who has passionately nurtured her community through years of dedicated service towards the field of optometry. Throughout her career, she has been appointed Chief of Optometry at Penn Group Health Plan, established five private practices, and served on various optometry organization boards, and was subsequently recruited to San Antonio as a Vice President of Clinical Standards and Medical Care. She joined the UIW community in 2018 as a clinical professor and mission trip leader at RSO and recently graduated with an MS in Organizational Development and Leadership with distinction in 2022. Summers was recently honored by Chatham University, her first alma mater, as the recipient of the 2023 Alumni Cornerstone Award in Optometry.



A Legacy of Learning

06/01/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Melissa and Frances Silva have much in common. The sisters share devoted parents, an upbringing they uniquely understand, doctoral degrees in healthcare, and most recently, they became alumnae of the University of the Incarnate Word on the exact same day.


Assistant Dean of RSO Named Educator of the Year

03/03/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Nekima Williams, OD, assistant dean for Clinical Affairs and Externship Programs director at the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO), was so excited she “actually started screaming” in her office when she learned she won the Educator of the Year Award from the Texas Optometric Association.


UIW and TLU Sign MOUs to Establish Health Professions Pathway for TLU Graduates

09/02/2022 Sourced from UIW News

UIW and Texas Lutheran University (TLU) announced they have entered into a series of memorandums of understanding (MOU) as part of UIW’s Health Professions Pathway. The MOUs pave the way for TLU students to further their education in four different areas of health professions by reserving interview slots for qualified students to have an opportunity to attend the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine, the Feik School of Pharmacy, the Rosenberg School of Optometry, and the UIW School of Physical Therapy.



Spring 2022 Academic Highlights at UIW

04/28/2022 Sourced from UIW News

As the spring semester comes to a close, academic departments from around the University of the Incarnate Word have been hard at work, wrapping up major projects and celebrating big wins.


UIW Libraries Adds More Programs for Veterans Thanks to New Grant

03/24/2022 Sourced from UIW News

Dr. Dede Rios, director of Optometric and Clinical Library Services for the Rosenberg School of Optometry, received a $3,000 subaward from Texas A&M University’s Libraries and Veterans National Forum. Rios initially worked with a diverse group of librarians from all over the United States to create toolkits for libraries to use to initiate programming. She is now working with the UIW Military and Veterans Center to implement use of the funding.

UIW to Celebrate Fourth Annual Day of Giving

03/18/2022 Sourced from UIW News

Each spring, the University of the Incarnate Word community comes together as “One Word” to work towards “One Goal” – raising funds to support current and future UIW students. UIW’s fourth annual Day of Giving, known as “One Word. One Goal.,” will be celebrated for 1881 minutes, in honor of the University’s founding year, during Incarnate Word Week beginning March 23.


UIWRSO Faculty Members to be Recognized by Texas Optometric Association

02/18/2022 Sourced from UIW News

Two faculty members from the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry – associate professor Dr. Matt Valdes and acting dean and associate professor Dr. Sandra Juarez Fortenberry – will be recognized at the Texas Optometric Association (TOA) conference on Feb. 19.

UIW Study Finds Special Glasses Improve Color Vision for Color Blind

02/07/2022 Sourced from UIW News

The University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) is proud to announce the publication of a groundbreaking new study that found special EnChroma glasses, engineered with technically advanced spectral notch filters, enhance color vision for those with the most common types of color vision deficiency. It should be noted that test subjects with color blindness experienced immediate improvement, which persisted long-term even after subjects stopped wearing the glasses.


Rios Attains Distinguished Level credentials from AHIP, Earns TDL Award

12/03/2021 Sourced from UIW News

Dr. Dede Rios, director of the Brackenridge Optometry Library, has been recognized for attaining her Distinguished Level credential in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) by the Medical Library Association. Rios is also a recipient of the Scholarly Communications Award, presented by the Texas Digital Libraries, for her work on the Optometric Clinical Practice, the Rosenberg School of Optometry’s open access, peer-reviewed journal.


UIW Dean Named Fulbright Scholar

11/10/2020 Sourced from UIW News

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that Dr. Timothy Wingert, dean of the Rosenberg School of Optometry, has been named a Fulbright Scholar to Poland by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board which is overseen by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


UIW and Rust College Reach Historic Agreement

09/29/2020 Sourced from UIW News

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and Rust College have entered into a series of memorandums of understanding that will help pave the way for Rust College students to realize their dreams of a career in healthcare.

UIW and St. Edward’s University Reach Health-Changing Agreement

09/10/2020 Sourced from UIW News

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and St. Edward’s University in Austin have entered into a series of memorandums of understanding that will eventually benefit the health and safety of residents throughout Central and South Texas.