In the Pacific University College of Optometry, world-renowned faculty and diverse clinical sites prepare tomorrow’s doctors of optometry. 

The College of Optometry offers a doctor of optometry program, residency programs in multiple specialties and a master of science in vision science program, and a PhD in Vision Science program that prepare students for teaching or research in the ophthalmic industry.

We also partner with the College of Education to offer a Master of Education/Visual Function in Learning program designed to provide specialized study to qualify the optometrist as an education vision consultant. The college also has a strong tradition of providing continuing education to help optometric physicians meet their requirements for license renewal.

At Pacific, teaching is our first priority. Our optometry faculty lecture and publish worldwide, but teaching is at the center of their practice. Our programs provide a firm foundation in basic and clinical sciences, as well as significant hands-on experience in serving diverse populations of patients.

Envision yourself as a leader in sight with the Pacific University College of Optometry.

The College of Optometry operates EyeClinics and EyeTrends opticals throughout the Portland area. The eye clinics give students the chance to practice their skills and serve their community. Our students also are involved in outreach locally and around the world as they prepare to serve patients anywhere their careers take them.

Upcoming Events

All Day | Friday, Dec. 9, 2022
All Day | Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 to All Day | Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022
Forest Grove
All Day | Monday, Jan. 9, 2023
Forest Grove
All Day | Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023
Other Location
9 to 11 a.m. | Saturday, March 4, 2023
Forest Grove
All Day | Thursday, March 16, 2023 to All Day | Friday, March 24, 2023
Forest Grove
All Day | Monday, March 27, 2023 to All Day | Friday, March 31, 2023


Don Erwin Jones OD ’53, died Aug. 27, 2022, at age 99, just a few weeks shy of his 100th birthday.

AMIGOS Eye Care team in Guatemala

Pacific University's AMIGOS Eye Care and partner Enfoque Ixcán embarked on its first international eye care mission trip in August, since the pandemic. 

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