ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF OPTOMETRY
Director, Pacific Eye Clinic in Forest Grove
O.D. Southern California College of Optometry, 2002?
Residency in Contact Lenses, Pacific University College of Optometry, 2006
Dr. Kinoshita is an assistant professor since 2006. She serves as the Director of the Pacific Eye Clinic in Forest Grove and as an instructor for the Patient Care and Contact Lens courses. Dr. Kinoshita also advises third and fourth year students in the Pacific University Vision Clinics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She is the 2011 recipient of the University Junior Faculty Award.
Dr. Kinoshita is from San Jose, California. Her research interests are in specialty contact lens design and fitting. She is also a member of the Contact Lens Assessment in Youth (CLAY) research team studying the risk factors of soft contact lens wear in kids. She enjoys walking, biking, baking (try her famous chocolate chip cookies), and reading.
What does she enjoy most about teaching at the College of Optometry?
“I have always enjoyed the process of learning and teaching and the college has provided an environment of continual learning. There are few better ways to stay current on a topic than to prepare a lecture, work with interns in the clinic, and to work with student research projects. I feel very fortunate to be challenged every day with new ideas and insightful questions by the bright minds of the future.”