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.

Headlines

Constantinescu, McGhee and Mendoza

Optometry students Bianca Mendoza OD ’22 and Melissa Constantinescu OD ’22 learned a lot about eye care — and human care in New Orleans.

The Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute (OHWI) Pacific is providing free access to this online MSBR training for Pacific University health profession students, staff and faculty. The eight-week sessions begin Feb. 9.

Lorne Yudcovitch

Lorne Yudcovitch OD '96, MS '97 was named the recipient of the 2021 Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Advocacy Award.

Upcoming Events

Mar
15
9 a.m. | Tuesday, March 15, 2022 to 9 p.m. | Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Online
Apr
8
All Day | Friday, April 8, 2022 to All Day | Saturday, April 9, 2022
Other Location
May
6
All Day | Friday, May 6, 2022
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
May
19
All Day | Thursday, May 19, 2022
Jun
3
3:45 p.m. | Friday, June 3, 2022 to 3:45 p.m. | Saturday, June 4, 2022
Forest Grove
Jul
21
All Day | Thursday, July 21, 2022 to All Day | Sunday, July 24, 2022
Other Location