Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History 2019-12-06T20:08:57-05:00 David A. Goss Open Journal Systems <p><em>Hindsight: The Journal of Optometry History</em> is the quarterly publication of The Optometric Historical Society (OHS), a program of Optometry Cares® - The AOA Foundation (OC). This journal publishes a variety of material that contributes new knowledge to optometry history, interprets historical sources from unique perspectives, and guides others in their research. The purpose of the journal is to enrich the scholarship and engender a deeper understanding of optometry’s role in all aspects of society and culture. ISSN &nbsp;2374-3271.</p> Front Matter 2019-10-30T14:49:26-04:00 Kirsten Hebert, B.A. 2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## News 2019-12-06T20:08:57-05:00 Kirsten Hebert, B.A. <p>Highlights recent activities of the Optometric Historical Society and related events, including the indexing of Hindsight, information about the upcoming Blast from the Past events at Optometry's Meeting 2020 and digitization of The Archives &amp; Museum of Optometry's holdings.</p> 2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## From the Editor 2019-12-06T20:08:55-05:00 David A. Goss, O.D., Ph.D. <p>The editor introduces the topics covered in the themed issue and summarizes the history of the development and growth of the schools and colleges of optometry. This editorial includes a list of the 23 extant institutions.</p> 2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Phi Omicron 2019-12-06T20:08:54-05:00 Kirsten Hebert, B.A. <p>This article briefly outlines the history and purpose of American fraternities, the first optometric fraternity, Phi Omicron, and lists early collegiate optometric fraternities.</p> 2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## New England College of Optometry At 125 2019-12-06T20:08:53-05:00 Heather Edmonds, MLIS Matthew Garston, O.D. <p>The New England College of Optometry in Boston turns 125 years old in 2019. Throughout its existence, the institution has undertaken several initiatives that changed the profession of optometry both in the United States and globally. The most significant of these are detailed in this history.</p> 2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Legacy of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry 2019-12-06T20:08:51-05:00 Alexis R. Abate, M.A. Anthny Di Stefano, O.D., M.Ed., M.P.H. <p>This article outlines the 100-year history of Salus University from its founding as the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry in 1919 by Dr. Albert Fitch, through its growth into an integrated health sciences university. The article describes the university's evolving mission, academic diversification and physical expansion during the last century.</p> 2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry 2019-12-06T20:08:50-05:00 John F. Amos, O.D., M.S., D.O.S. <p>This article traces the history of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry since its founding 50 years ago. The article highlights notable leaders of the university as well as individuals important in paving the way for the school of optometry's founding, the school of optometry's evolving mission, programs and expanding footprint.</p> 2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Century of Continuing Education 2019-12-06T20:08:49-05:00 Kirsten Hebert, B.A. <p>2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the American Optometric Association’s first Department of Education and the launch of its first distance learning program. This article traces the evolution of the AOA’s distance&nbsp; continuing education strategy over the last century, highlighting three generations of educational technology and modes of delivery the association has employed: textual materials by mail, audiovisual media through library loan, and interactive digital modules over the world wide web. The author also explores the relationship between the warfare and the development of educational technology and pedagogy at each stage of development and introduces the reader to the AOA’s newest iteration of its distance learning web portal,<br>EyeLearn.™</p> 2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## End Matter 2019-10-30T14:38:43-04:00 Kirsten Hebert, B.A. 2019-10-30T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##