Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry Western University of Health Sciences

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH

Message from the Dean

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH

The vision for the College of Optometry encompasses four primary perspectives, and serves four distinct stakeholders: the public, the profession, the students, and the faculty. The underlying philosophy of the College’s vision emphasizes one central theme: building bridges. More…


Class of 2016

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, the Colleges of Optometry & Graduate Nursing celebrated their 2016 graduates at the 35th Annual Commencement Exercises for Western University of Health Sciences.  73 new doctors entered the profession of Optometry and we are very excited to witness their impact on the profession. Congratulations to the Class of 2016!  Click here for Commencement 2016 highlights!

For photos from the ceremony click here.


Support the College of Optometry

For information about how to support the College of Optometry, please contact the Office of Annual Giving and Donor Relations: (909) 706-3476.

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About Our Program

About Our ProgramThe College of Optometry offers an innovative Doctor of Optometry program that emphasizes optometric rehabilitation including neuro-optometry. This emerging specialty helps patients who have visual and perceptual problems as a result of brain injury, stroke, physical disability or neurological illness. More…

Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Mission and Goals The Mission of Western University College of Optometry is to graduate caring, comprehensive health care professionals who will serve the needs of a diverse global society. More…

Eye Care Institute

Eye Care Center The Eye Care Institute offers a comprehensive, interprofessional approach with the latest instrumentation and techniques to manage even the most challenging eye and vision problems. More…

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Vision Screenings

Student performing a vision screening

Is your group interested in having the Western University College of Optometry participate in your Health Fair or event by providing vision screenings?  If so, follow this link and our Director of Community Outreach will be in contact with you.

Externship Program

During the fourth year, students broaden their clinical experience at off-campus externship sites. Students have the opportunity to explore locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. More…

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