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 2014

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, the Colleges of Optometry & Graduate Nursing celebrated their 2014 graduates at the 33rd Annual Commencement Exercises for Western University of Health Sciences.  85 new doctors entered the profession of Optometry and we very excited to witness their impact on the profession. Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Inaugural Class

Inaugural ClassThe College of Optometry graduated its inaugural class on May 15, 2013 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. This monumental occasion marked a hugely significant accomplishment for the College of Optometry program at WesternU. 73 new doctors entered the profession of Optometry and we can’t wait to see how they will impact the profession. View Gallery… 

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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 Center

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


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.


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.

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