Pacific University College of Optometry
The Pacific University College of Optometry is unsurpassed as a place to obtain an excellent didactic and clinical education from a talented and caring faculty. Our dedicated faculty members are highly regarded teachers, clinicians, and researchers who bring diverse backgrounds and multi-faceted interests to the optometry program. This provides a rich intellectual environment in which students are provided much more than the basic education and tools to become an optometrist. Students also learn the value of having an open and inquisitive mind which serves as the foundation for lifelong learning. This is an essential skill in order to grow with future technology and knowledge so that our graduates provide the highest quality care throughout their career.
Our students have excelled academically. The National Board exams, which represent a national standard of entry-level competence to practice optometry, showed that the Class of 2010 earned a pass rate of 97.7% for first time test takers on the March 2009 Applied Basic Science examination. The students also scored above the national average in every sub-discipline of the exam.
We understand that our obligations and responsibilities are to our patients and to the greater public that we serve. The needs of the patient always come first. Our students understand these responsibilities and learn to adhere to the highest ethical and moral standards. Our graduates become stellar members of the communities in which they serve. Many Pacific graduates are in leadership positions within their communities, in corporations, in the military, in academe, and in professional organizations. We are proud of the accomplishments and contributions of our graduates.
Pacific University provides a rich and warm learning environment in a beautiful location. We create a sense of family that endures for life. An optometric education at Pacific University is a wise career investment.