Rosenberg School professor receives historic certification

An assistant professor at the University of the Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg School has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.

“As a member of the UIW community I am so proud to be the first doctor at (Rosenberg) to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry,” said Dr. Narges Kasraie. “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 (Rosenberg).”

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 optometric council-approved residency.

Kasraie provides patient care as an attending optometrist at UIW Eye and Vision Care Clinic and also teaches lectures and laboratories in various optometric fields at Rosenberg, the only faith-based school of optometry in the country.

She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis and also completed her residency in primary care optometry at Veterans Affairs Hospital in Memphis.

Rosenberg matriculated its first class in 2009 after receiving approval by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association. Optometrists provide comprehensive eye and vision care which includes refraction and dispensing, detection, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of the conditions of the visual system.


Dr. Narges Kasraie

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