Dr. August Enz trustee in charge of West Central Region
14 KOKOMO find.) TRIBUNE Timdoy. Nov. 11.1952 Dr. Hofstetier Sees Progress For New School A bright future for the new Di viiion of Optometry at Indiana University was predicted here Mon day night by Dr. H. W. Hofstet ter, the division's director. Speaking at a dinner meeting o the West Central Region of th Indiana* Optometric Association, a the YWCA, Dr. Hofstetter said h believes the best way to make th new course In optometry a success is for optometrists to encourag qualified young men and wome to take up the profession. "To the 18-year-old, optometry does not always hold the glamoi of so many other professions," D Hofstetter said. "Given an ob jective and thoroughly honest ex planation of what optometry is however, and the personal encou agement of his optometrist, th enlightened student will give car ful consideration to this choice of a life's work." He urged members, of the pro , fession to interest the highest type of young person'ta entering the field of optometry. "If we wanfto provide fine practitioners, we must interest the well qualified boy and girl in studying our profession,' he said". "We must make an effort to acquaint topnotch high school students and college freshmen with the career opportunities in optometry." optometry." . Dr. Hofstetter, who was dean of the Los Angeles College of Optometry Optometry before his appointment to the IU post, described the training that is available on the Bloomington campus. It consists of two years or pre-optometry, the first of which was offered during the past year, and three years of professional professional work starting in 1953-54. Two years of general college work are required for admission to the optometry courses. Dr. August Enz, of Lafayette, trustee in charge of the West Central Region, presided at the meeting. Dr. Hofstetter was introduced introduced by Dr. Irvin M. Borish of Kokomo.