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 JULY 2015

7/1/15 Wednesday

Faculty CE Event – Free webinar EVERY first Wednesday of the month. 1 CE Credit available. Join us at 6:00pm PST for a presentation on Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of Posterior Segment presented by Munish Sharma, MD, OD, FAAO.  Please contact Ms. Maria Espinosa if you plan on attending at mespinosa@westernu.edu.

7/3/15 Friday

University Closed – Independence Day Holiday

7/21/15 Tuesday

The College of Optometry will be closed for our College Retreat. 

7/24/15 Friday

2015 Faculty & Staff Luncheon and Silent Auction Click here for flier. WUCO Faculty and Staff see Angie Chambers to donate goods for the WUCO basket for the silent auction.  Theme: Wild, Wild, WesternU.  We are also looking to build a team for the human foosball tournament and looking for an MC for the event. Contact Angie Chambers for full details.


8/3/15 Monday – 8/7/15 Friday

WUCO Orientation Week 

8/5/15 Wednesday

Eye Care Center, in partnership with Sightsavers America, will be hosting a special event on Wednesday, August 5th from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  We will be donating 5 closed circuit television systems to children who are partially sighted.  With the use of this adaptive technology, they will be able to access regular print materials and participate in classroom activities independently.  Please join us in congratulating these recipients.

8/8/15 Saturday

WUCO Convocation & White Coat Ceremonies

8/23/15 Sunday

SBOS Summer Bash 7:00am – 12:00pm – SBOS has invited two students to attend their Summer Bash. They are requesting that the students volunteer to help with check in to receive complimentary registration to the seminar. If you are interested, please contact the SBOS student liaison, Jennifer Aslam at jaslam@westernu.edu by Monday, August 10th.  Click here for flier.


NOA National Convention in Hilton Head, SC – Fayiz Mahgoub, OD 2018, and Tanira Lindsay, OD 2018, attended the event and represented WUCO.  In addition, Fayiz Mahgoub was elected as the NOSA National President for academic year 2016-2017 and will be serving as President-Elect this academic year.  Congratulations Fayiz! Way to Go WUCO!  Click here for photos.

Optometry’s Meeting 2015 - Take a moment to view all the great moments captured during the meeting.  A special thank you to Johnson Co, OD 2018, for submitting many of the photos featured.  Click here for the album.

Lilia Babakhan, COA student member and class of 2017 at Western University College of Optometry, shared her perspective on SB 622 as a student of optometry with The Burbank Leader. Citing her desire to provide her future patients with comprehensive eye care, Lila states, “I want to provide my future patients with the best possible care, both immediate and thorough, a care that represents the full extent of my capabilities.” As to how SB 622 will help her best serve her future patients, Lila explains, “Ultimately, SB 622 isn’t just a preventive, or a means to stem the rising tide of patients. SB 622 is good for California, by creating a healthier healthcare market, with more providers, more competition. That doesn’t just translate to relief for healthcare providers, but also to better care for patients.” Click here to read Lila Babakhan’s Op-Ed.

Recently a new book on vision therapy was released by Dr. Marc Taub called Vision Therapy Success Stories from Around the World.  The book contains different patient cases/diagnosis in which vision therapy was successful in treating the condition. WUCO’s own Dr. Kristi Jensen, Chief of Vision Therapy Services, contributed Chapter 10 “Visual Information Processing and Visual Skills Deficit”.


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