College of Optometry

College News

December 2017

12/5/17 Tuesday

Networking NOSH with Dr. Lou Perez Come and share good food and small group discussion with a noteworthy Optometrist! Learn insights and tips that will help you build a successful career in optometry.

12/6/17 Wednesday

California State Senator Ed Hernandez, OD, representing Senate District 22, will be on campus speaking to students about the Importance of Being Engaged. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer to work in his campaign and attend the state-wide Democratic Convention in San Diego. This is event is open to all students. Click here to Register.

12/13/17 Wednesday

Relax, Relate, Rejuvenate Annual Event! Great Food, Sweet Treats and Chair Massages! Come one, Come all! 3:30pm – 5:30pm in HEC Lecture Hall I.

12/18/17 Monday

Mr. Joe Vollaire will be on campus distributing snack-bags to Optometry students and to talk about and answer your questions regarding Good Lite! Please join us in giving him a warm welcome, and a Thank You for providing you a snack break during finals! Drop in anytime between 11:30am – 1:00pm! HEC – Alcove #1226 (Closest to Classroom C)

12/25/17 Monday – 1/5/18 Friday

University Closed for Winter Break


1/12/18 Friday

Cornea & Contact Lens Club Guest Speaker: Dr. Sondra Black – Dr. Sondra Black is the Director of Clinical Operations and Clinical Director for Crystal Clear Vision in Toronto and will be coming to our campus to discuss cataract surgery co-management as well as Johnson & Johnson’s new technology, the Symfony IOL! All students and faculty are invited to attend this evening event, enjoy dinner, and hear from Dr. Sondra Black!

2/9/18 & 2/10/18 Friday and Saturday

COA House of Delegates, San Francisco, CA 

2/11/18 Sunday

COA OptoWEST, San Francisco, CA

4/10/18 – 4/14/18 Tuesday – Saturday

COVD Annual Meeting, Bellevue, WA

4/15/18 Sunday

COA OptoWEST, Sacramento, CA 

5/21/18 Monday

OD2018 Capstone, Pomona, CA 

5/22/18 Tuesday

OD2018 Dinner Dance, Pomona, CA 

5/24/18 Thursday

OD2018 Commencement, Pasadena, CA 

6/20/18 – 6/24/18 Wednesday – Sunday

Optometry’s Meeting 2018, Denver, CO 

6/22/18 Friday

WesternU Reception at Optometry’s Meeting – 5:00pm – 6:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center Hotel. Register to attend online at https://westernu-aoa2018.eventbrite.com/


State Sen. Hernandez urges WesternU students to get involved State Sen. Ed Hernandez, OD, D-West Covina, urged Western University of Health Sciences students to get angry and get involved to better their professions and their communities. Hernandez talked about “The Importance of Being Engaged” with a lecture hall filled mainly with pharmacy and optometry students Dec. 6, 2017 in Pomona, Calif. Hernandez is an optometrist with offices in La Puente and Duarte. He is running for California Lt. Governor in 2018. Click here to read the full story.

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (sVOSH) will be selling Holiday Grams on Wednesday, 12/6/17 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the HEC Lobby. Prices are as follows: 1 for $3.00, 2 for $5.00, and 3 for $6.00. Stop by and spread some holiday cheer! Please see the attached flyer for more info and a sneak peek of the grams.

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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