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Definition of Myopia Nearsightedness
The human eye is a marvel of precision biology. And like any finely tuned device, or organ, it can get out of tune. When the eyeball works perfectly, light enters through the pupil and cornea and is focused on the back wall of the eyeball, known as the retina. The retina, sensitive to light, conveys the image to the brain for processing.
Student working in the Dental Hygiene Van
Supported by an anonymous donor, EyeSmile links existing community health outreach efforts in the College of Optometry and School of Dental Hygiene Studies. Both programs have long offered mobile healthcare clinics to help provide healthcare to underserved populations.
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 University EyeClinics encourage anyone experiencing eye discomfort or noticeable vision changes in the days and even weeks following Monday's eclipse to seek care. 
A major power outage in downtown Portland has forced the closure. Power may not be restored until this evening.
Situated on the south side of Pacific's campus, EyeClinic Forest Grove and Jefferson Hall received a makeover to enhance patient services, as well as research and clinical opportunities for students and faculty.
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.
Pacific Dental Hygiene Clinic- Hillsboro is now offering  appointments.

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