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2/15/17 Wednesday

Mc-A-Thon 2017 – Our very own Dr. McAllister is riding 62 kilometers for his 62nd birthday to raise $750 for student travel grants to the American Academy of Optometry annual meeting in Chicago. Wear House Colors! 8:00am – 12:00pm on the HEC Esplanade.

2/20/17 Monday

University closed in observance of President’s Day

2/22/17 Wednesday

SightSavers American & WesternU Eye Care Institute will be donating 4 electronic video magnifiers to children with impaired vision on Wednesday February 22, 9:30am – 11:30am in ECI Posterior Conference Room. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend. RSVP to Nicole Williams: nwilliams@sightsaversamerica.org. Click her for flier.

2/25/17 Saturday

Community Vision Screening Event – San Bernardino County Health Fair, Dr. Remick will be supervising.

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm Location:  201 E. Airport Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Sign up: https://docs.google.com/a/westernu.edu/spreadsheets/d/10HX23f2tFlgtZVEkL0pNWSE5F9YB-L-Z5fXteowHALM/edit?usp=sharing

2/26/17 Sunday

The Studt Foundation presents the 155th Practicum – Topic: Three Blind Men and an Elephant: Post-Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation presented by Penelope Suter, OD, FCOVD, FNORA. Click her for flier.


3/2/17 Thursday

The Los Angeles County Optometric Society (LACOS) will host their next board meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00pm at A Food Affair in Los Angeles.  Students who are interested in attending should RSVP at their earliest convenience by sending an email to the LACOS liaison Jennifer Aslam at jaslam@westernu.edu.

3/9/17 Thursday

The San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS) will be holding their next board meeting on Thursday March 9, 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.

5/9/17 Tuesday

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

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. 


At the COA HOD 2017 meeting WUCO received some honors.  The California Optometric Association honored the following members of the College of Optometry community:

  • Professor Pinakin Davey – Young Optometrist of the Year
  • Bryan Kimura, (OD2018) – Student of the Year for Leadership
  • Assistant Professor Munish Sharma – Editor, Society Bulletin of the Year, Inland Empire Optometric Association

The College of Optometry proudly recognizes these individuals for exemplifying our Core Values of commitment to professional collaboration and community involvement.  Click here for photos.

The College of Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences has established the John Sang Hak Lee Memorial Award. Dr. Lee passed away after an illness last year at the age of just 37. Donations to fund the award, which will be presented to a third-year optometry student who best demonstrates a chair side manner of patient empathy and bond that enriches the optometric profession, can be made online at www.westernu.edu/giving or by sending a check. 

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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