News, Media and Stories | Optometry

Professor emeritus Dr. Hannu Laukkanen recently published an article about neurorehab as a specialty. 
Dean Wetzel '90, OD '92 has become an additional optometrist at Mayo Clinic Health System.
Jessica Heckman OD '09 was inducted into Concordia's Athletic Hall of Fame. After earning her degree from Concordia, Heckman pursued a doctorate in optometry from Pacific. Heckman currently is vice president of clinical affairs and optometric residency director at Chu Vision Institute in Bloomington, Minn. Her community service includes participating in eye care mission trips to the Philippines and Myanmar. 
Lighthizer
Nathan Lighthizer OD '09 will present at the North Carolina Optometric Society's Fall Congress.
Jordan Keith OD '08 was named the Young Optometrist of the Year by the Minnesota Optometric Association.
Dr. Lynn A. Sulerud '76, OD '78 retired following 40 years of service. He was the co-founder of Blaine Eye Clinic in Blaine, MN.
Paula Kutzner
Dr. Paula Kutzner MED '18, OD '18 was the 2019 recipient of the Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award. 
Troy Humphreys '00 was elected the President of the Nevada Optometric Association. Humphreys is in clinical practice with eight colleagues, four of which are also graduates from Pacific University. 
Dr. Fraser Horn
Pacific alumnus, faculty member will succeed Dean Jenny Coyle in November.
Optometry students screening vision patient.
Pacific University's College of Optometry has been partnering with Northwest Family Services since 2015, providing critical vision services to underserved populations including dilated vision screenings and eyeglasses.

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