Pacific has built on a tradition of taking eye care to the community, where students and faculty provide real-world vision screening and treatment to underserved members of the community. The most visible symbol of this outreach is the Pacific EyeVan, an advanced mobile clinic that sees patients in church parking lots, migrant camps and schools.
Pacific University students from the College of Optometry, the School of Occupational Therapy and the School of Dental Hygiene provided care to clients of Project Homeless Connect in Hillsboro last week.
Pacific University optometry students continue to help provide eye care to the underserved, using the EyeVan and working in tandem with partners like OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute and the Oregon Lions Foundation.
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.
The Pacific University College of Optometry has been named the 2018 School of the Year by the National Optometric Association for its ongoing commitment to providing vision care to underserved populations. The NOA announced the honor at its annual convention, held July 13-15 in San Antonio.
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.
Annual Give Kids A Smile event held Feb. 3 provided much-needed health services to area children.
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 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.