News, Media and Stories | Optometry

Stephen Gladysz OD '57 died Sept. 30, 2018, at age 90, in his home in Amherst, N.Y.
Hannu Laukkanen ’83, OD ’84, MED ’94 joined the advisory board of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association in October. 
Nicolas “Nick” Blight OD ’17 has joined the Advanced EyeCare of Blackfoot team in Blackfoot, Idaho, where he was born and raised.
Rymer Coyle
Dr. Coyle received a 2018 Women in Optometry Theia Award of Excellence at American Academy of Optometry annual meeting.
Students in front of the Eye Van
A friend of the university, Fay Littlefield realized a little can go a long way. The mother of an optometry alumna and faculty member, Littlefield has established two endowments to support student success.
Student working in the Dental Hygiene Van
An innovative gift to Pacific helped link outreach efforts in optometry and dental hygiene, creating interprofessional care opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience while meeting the critical needs of our communities.
Classroom
University's total enrollment continues to increase among both undergraduate and graduate/professional student segments.
Chad Schobert ’11, OD ’14 became the pediatric eye care specialist for Eye Care for You, in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Kaila Osmotherly OD ’10 is the associate dean of clinical affairs at Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Optometry. She appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal's “40 Under 40” section honoring Phoenix’s young leaders. 
Amber Belaustegui OD ’08 recently merged her practice, Central Nevada Vision, with another practice, EyeZone Nevada.

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