The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recently elevated the university to a Doctoral/Professional University from its prior designation as a Master's University.
College of Optometry
In the Pacific University College of Optometry, world-renowned faculty and diverse clinical sites prepare tomorrow’s doctors of optometry.
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.
In addition to our doctor of optometry program, the College of Optometry offers 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.
College of Optometry
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Aimee (Pitlick) Schulte ’94, OD ’97 was honored by the Cleinman Performance Network, a leading business development consultancy for optometry practices, for the continued dedication and excellence she imparts to vision care and eye health.
Tracy (Meling) Ammann ’91, OD ’93 was chosen to speak at the 2019 Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA) Conference held in Charlotte, N.C., at the end of March.