College of Optometry

College

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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Dental student

The College of Health Professions (CHP) is committed to increasing equity and diversity within the health professions and is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 CHP Diversity Scholarship. Apply by 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2021.

distance learning

In a time of nearly unprecedented challenges to childhood education, parents can improve their children’s chances of success by adopting some simple considerations from the perspectives of vision, hearing and occupational therapy.

Hannah Shinoda

Hannah Shinoda has been promoted to associate professor of optometry and granted indefinite tenure by Pacific University.

Upcoming Events

Apr
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8 a.m. | Saturday, April 17, 2021
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Apr
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9 a.m. | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 to 9 p.m. | Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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Jun
4
All Day | Friday, June 4, 2021
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Jun
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Noon | Friday, June 4, 2021 to 8 a.m. | Friday, June 11, 2021
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All Day | Thursday, July 22, 2021 to All Day | Sunday, July 25, 2021
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3 p.m. | Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 to 1 p.m. | Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022
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