News, Media and Stories | Optometry

Pacific University students, instructors, and practitioners in healthcare profession programs are invited to take part in Toward a Health Presence — a free eight-week online training designed to support stress reduction and resilience.
Black History Month
Join in a month filled with discussions on race and equality, Oregon’s exclusionary practices, Black history in Forest Grove, and how to make real progress on the social justice front. 
Dr. Fraser Horn
Dr. Horn has served as interim dean since November 2019. He is an alumnus of Pacific's undergraduate programs and College of Optometry, has served as faculty and associate dean in the college, and is an expert is sports vision.
Pacific University Optometry Clinic
Pacific EyeClinics offer free exams for students and discounted services for employees.
Pacific optometry alumnus and professor Bill Hefner OD ‘96, MEd ‘97 is a commander in the Kansas Air National Guard. He played a key role in the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19.
Mari Fujimoto
Pacific University Optometry Professor Mari Fujimoto OD ’19 was honored with one of the 2020 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards. The George W. Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award supports post-graduate advanced training in optometric clinical care, education and research methods specific to the fields of children’s vision and contact lenses.
jefferson hall exterior
We celebrate 75 years of Optometry at Pacific University with a look back through the years.
E-course flier
SpeakOut’s Race, Power, and Privilege E-Course offers video lessons, readings, activities, reflections, check-ins, and resources that help foster a more equitable and inclusive campus culture. Free enrollment being offered to a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students.
Carkner plaque
One of the most prominent names connected with Pacific’s College of Optometry is Carkner, and the connection began before the beginning.
DeAnn Fitzgerald ’81, OD ’84 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has become well known for her focus on using optometry as a way to manage athletes’ concussions. She has developed protocols for young athletes who suffer head injuries, and her work has been widely shared and emulated around the country.

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