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.

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Pacific EyeVan

Pacific's Optometry EyeVan and partners hit the road for the first time this spring since the pandemic. Summer trips include local and international community outreach.

 

Pacific students in the Pharmacy Lab

Optometry and pharmacy — two of Pacific's specialties — are among the Top Jobs for 2022.

Ami Halvorson

Multiple Pacific alumni, professors and students were honored in July by the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association.