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.

Contact Us

College of Optometry
503-352-2202

2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

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Scott Pike '68, OD '70 has been awarded the Pacific University Alumni Association 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Breanne McGhee

Breanne McGhee OD ’16, MEd ’16, PhDEL '21 hasn't let COVID-19 setbacks slow her down — even though she can't hug anybody. 

Upcoming Events

Sep
18
All Day | Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 to All Day | Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
Sep
18
7 p.m. | Friday, Sept. 18, 2020
Other Location
Sep
19
All Day | Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
Portland
Sep
19
10 a.m. | Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
Sep
19
Noon | Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
Hillsboro
Sep
19
4 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
Online
Jan
9
10:45 a.m. | Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021
Other Location
Jan
24
All Day | Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 to All Day | Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021
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