College of Optometry

College News

May 2017

5/3/17 Wednesday

Student Lunch and Learn – Topic: Pros and Cons of Corporate Practice Lifestyle of an Eye Exam Practitioner with guest speaker, Abby Hsu, OD, WUCO Class of 2013. 12:00pm in HEC Classroom C.  Lunch provided to the first 50 who register by Monday, May 1, 2017 at 12:00PM!!  Contact Audrey Vazquez at avazquez@westernu.edu with any questions.

5/4/17 Thursday

WUCO Annual Assistive Technology Fair – Distributors will be on campus to demonstrate their newest technology  for people who are partially sighted or blind. 9:00am – 11:00am in the Alcove next to HEC Classroom A. All are welcome to attend. Click here for details.

5/4/17 Thursday

OD 2018 Event BSK NBEO Faculty Panel – NBEO Part 3: One and Done.  Faculty will review available WUCO resources for NBEO Part 3 preparation.  They will discuss strategies for success and identify common mistakes to avoid. Dinner starts at 5:30pm, Event 6:00pm-7:30pm in HEC Classroom E. Click here for details.  Sign up here for dinner: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TXXWIjWekNNduZGxt83SzESr24qcIbZxInUYcTPuflk/viewform?ts=58ffa1e6&edit_requested=true

5/5/17 Friday

Cinco de mayo tacos! With all these exams and proficiencies coming up, who has time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?! sVOSH Fiji Team is bringing the fiesta to you! We will be selling tacos on May 5th. Submit your order now! Thank you for your continuous support, we appreciate it!  Order here: https://goo.gl/forms/CJELMrUkhkoGgtAb2

5/6/17 Saturday

Community Vision Screening Event – Arcadia Host Lions Club Vision Screening, Dr. Tassinari will be supervising. Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: 191 North Oak Avenue, Pasadena, California 91107 *will count as clerkship make-up* Sign up: https://docs.google.com/a/westernu.edu/spreadsheets/d/1wattQRQAfwMFzRQphwZtuVkgjRhh2gLeLH0vbBNVCHU/edit?usp=sharing

5/9/17 Tuesday

Honors Day 2017 – 4:00pm in HEC Lecture Hall I.  Click here for flier.

5/11/17 Thursday

The San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS) will be holding their next board meeting on Thursday May 11, 2017 at 7:00pm in the city of Encino. Enjoy a free dinner and network with local optometrists. Students who are interested in attending may RSVP by sending an email to SFVOS liaison Kimberly Castillo at kcastillo@westernu.edu. You will receive an email confirmation including the address.

5/15/17 Monday

2017 Capstone & Faculty Evening Reception with the Class of 2017

5/16/17 Tuesday

Dinner Dance for the Class of 2017 – Pomona, CA

5/18/17 Thursday

2017 Commencement – Pasadena, CA 


6/23/17 Friday

WesternU Reception at Optometry’s Meeting – Join WesternU alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their guests at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC for a complimentary reception on Friday, June 23, 2017.  5:00pm – 6:30pm during the Optometry’s Meeting 2017. Come enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar! RSVP online at https://westernu-aoa2017.eventbrite.com.

6/24/17 Saturday 

Save the Date – HACKATHON III during Optometry’s Meeting 2017 in Washington, DC.  Click here for details. 


Organized by the Cornea and Contact Lens Club, on April 22, a group of 40 students together with Dr. Spors visited Synergeyes, a specialty contact lens manufacturer located in Carlsbad, CA. Synergeyes offers a full range of contact lenses, but their main line of products are Hybridlenses. These specialty lenses combine the brilliant optics of rigid contact lenses with the wearing comfort of soft contact lenses. After getting an introduction to the specific of Synergeyes’ lenses, the students toured all departments, including research and development, lens production from start to finish, and live fitting and evaluation.

Take advantage of our on-campus Stress Relief Room! Finals (and/or life) stressing you out? From April 24-May 31, 2017, the library’s 2nd floor computer lab will transform into a stress reduction room! Come pop bubble wrap, color, knead play-dough, “operate” on Library Larry, or just take a breather. The room will be open every day during the library’s regular hours. For more information or questions please contact the Reference and Outreach office at 909.469.5323 or at reference@westernu.edu.

The Pumerantz Library and the Office of Research and Biotechnology are sponsoring The 4th Annual Research Mixer on June 19, 2017 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Come share your research with the WesternU community and learn what others are doing and what support services are available for your research. Submit a poster by June 12, 2017 or RSVP to attend.

Continuing Education Online Courses – for a list of 1 and 2 hour courses please click here.


Please see our Campus Events page for more information. 

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