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.
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Pacific University College of Optometry Professor Tad Buckingham '92, OD '94, also the college's clinical attending doctor and Forest Grove Fire & Rescue Division Chief, has spent several wildfire seasons on the front lines, both battling blazes and helping those experiencing vision problems resulting from smoke exposure.
Pacific's new EyeSmile program partners the colleges of optometry and health professions, allowing students to practice their skills while taking their care into local communities with brand new mobile eye care and dental care clinics.
Pacific University EyeClinics encourage anyone experiencing eye discomfort or noticeable vision changes in the days and even weeks following Monday's eclipse to seek care.
Pacific University College of Optometry Professor Lorne Yudcovitch shows KGW Channel 8 what to look for in making sure the solar eyeglasses we choose to view the eclipse will protect our eyes.
Paula Kutzner OD '18 developed a school-based vision therapy program as part of her thesis for the Master of Education/Visual Function in Learning program. The innovative service was so successful that it will continue even though she's graduated.
Pacific University students can receive free comprehensive vision exams at
Pacific thanks supporters of ambitious effort to develop a new state-of-the-art vision care outreach vehicle at dedication ceremony on March 9.
The Pacific University College of Optometry will dedicate its new EyeVan at a special ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in Parking Lot C. RSVP by email.
The grants support a scholarship for undergraduate students, as well as the replacement and expansion of the College of Optometry's mobile eye care unit.