The optometry program launched at Pacific in 1945 as a result of a combination of postwar challenges and unexpected opportunities. The needs of a small, temporarily shuttered optometry college in Northeast Portland helped meet the demands of a university that had limped through the war years. The outcome was the beginning of Pacific’s focus on the health professions.
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Pacific University will celebrate its first class of graduates from its new bachelor of applied vision science program at its summer commencement on Aug. 8.
Think about protecting your vision during protests.
Scott Pike '68, OD '70 has been awarded the Pacific University Alumni Association 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award.
Breanne McGhee OD ’16, MEd ’16, PhDEL '21 hasn't let COVID-19 setbacks slow her down — even though she can't hug anybody.
Chris Frazier OD '06 was selected to join the SageWest Health Care Board of Trustees.
Corey Kisser OD '13 & Amanda Klinger got married on Feb. 2, 2020.
The Pacific University College of Optometry is proud to recognize the outstanding graduates among its Class of 2020. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the Pacific University College of Optometry focus on preparing tomorrow’s doctors of optometry, while also serving the vision needs of the local community and advancing research in the industry.
Brenda Montecalvo '82, OD '85 was featured in a podcast on Dailyauthors.com.
Marie Kernie OD '89 was featured in an optometry article that includes tips for protecting your eyes while working from home.