Karl Citek

Karl Citek, MS, OD, PhD, FAAO

UC Box 
Jefferson Hall 333

Dr. Karl Citek teaches courses in Ophthalmic Optics, Physiological Optics, and Environmental Vision, and supervises student interns in the Low Vision Clinic at Pacific EyeClinic Forest Grove. His current research interests include function and performance testing of alcohol and/or drug intoxication. He is frequently called upon to provide expert testimony on DUI cases throughout the U.S. Dr. Citek is the co-inventor of a patented non-prescription lens design that is currently being marketed by a major sports eyewear manufacturer. Dr. Citek received the Pacific University Faculty Development Award in 2004. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.

He teaches classes in Physiological Optics, Ophthalmic Optics, Visual Perception, and Environmental Vision. He serves as attending doctor in the College's Primary Care and Low Vision Clinics. He is the Research Coordinator for the Pacific/Nike Research Program.

Dr. Citek was a featured presenter (video) on eye movement and intoxication at the 9th annual Mid-Atlantic Regional DUI Conference in Virginia Beach, VA, in March 2008. 


PhD, State University of New York, 1995

OD, State University of New York, 1993

MS, State University of New York, 1990

BA, Columbia University, 1984


Members and coaches of the Pacific handball team come together with the College of Optometry and the U.S. Handball Association to develop ASTM eye protection standards for the sport.

Old College Hall is silhouetted against the sun

With eyes on the skies for a pair of solar eclipses, Pacific's Todd Duncan & Karl Citek provide insights into the science behind eclipses and tips for keeping your eyes safe for upcoming events in October and April.

Karl Citek was featured in an AARP article about the effects of blue light from your phone. 

Dr. Citek, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, recently earned Diplomate status, a designation only seven percent of all FAAOs have achieved.