Schools of Optometry

From the Institution (School)

Within 30 days of the beginning of each academic year, the School shall furnish to the Board in writing:

    1. the name of the institution sponsoring the preceptorship
    2. the name of each Preceptee involved in a preceptorship program coming to NC
    3. the name of each Preceptor
    4. the practice location(s) where the Preceptees will receive training
    5. the projected start date and end date of each Preceptee’s training

Thereafter, the School shall furnish to the Board in writing information relating to any change of status in items 1. through 5. herein within 30 days of such change of status.


The following submission from the University of Alabama in Birmingham last year is an example of the information the Board requires from the Schools:




UABSO externship rotations in the 2017-2018 academic year:

Summer Semester

STUDENT 1 – Daniel Krontz, O.D., West Carolina Eye Associates, 610 State Farm Rd., Ste. A, Boone, NC 28607 (12 weeks) Dates: 5/52017-8/4/2017


Fall Semester

STUDENT 2 – Elizabeth Cody, O.D., W. G. Hefner Medical Center (Charlotte VA Health Care Center), 3506 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28208 (16 weeks) Dates: 8/14/2017-12/8/2017


STUDENT 3 – Joan Sears, O.D., Salisbury VAMC (Eye Services), 1601 Brenner Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144 (16 weeks) Dates: 8/14/2017-12/8/2017


STUDENT 4 – David Holler, O.D., Clarity Vision, 1049 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex, NC 27502 (8 weeks) Dates: 10/9/2017-12/8/2017


Spring Semester

STUDENT 5 – Lauren Hoffman, O.D., Boone Trail Optometric Eye Care Metrolina Association for the Blind, 704 Louise Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204 (8 weeks) Dates: 1/1/2018-2/23/2018


STUDENT 6 – Melanie Denton, O.D., Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear, 205-E Council St., Ste. B, Salisbury, NC 28144 (8 weeks) Dates: 3/5/2018-4/27/2018


STUDENT 7 – Joan Sears, O.D., Salisbury VAMC (Eye Services), 1601 Brenner Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144 (16 weeks) Dates: 1/1/2018-4/27/2018


STUDENT 8 – LaSheta David, O.D., Invision Family Eyecare, 6167 Bayfield Parkway, Concord, NC 28027 (8 weeks) Dates: 1/1/2018-2/23/2018


STUDENT 9 – Paula Newsome, O.D., Advantage Vision Center, 1016 S. Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28203 (8 weeks) Dates: 3/5/2018-4/27/2018