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…

Commencement 2013

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.


11 April 2014

WUCO Honors Day

3 May 2014

End of Year Banquet – 5th Annual Pupillary Promenade

6 May 2014

WUCO End of Year BBQ

12 May 2014 – 13 May 2014

Class of 2014 Capstone Program 

15 May 2014

Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony – Pasadena, CA 

26 May 2014

Memorial Day (University Closed) 

4 August 2014 – 8 August 2014

WUCO OD2018 Orientation Week

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