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College News

 JUNE 2016

6/9/16 Thursday

The San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS) is inviting members of the classes of 2016 and 2017 to a mixer beginning at 6:30pm in Northridge to facilitate networking between fresh 4th years, new graduates, and local optometrists. Please RSVP by emailing SFVOS liaison Kimberly Castillo at kcastillo@westernu.edu.  You will receive an email confirmation including the address.

6/14/16 Tuesday

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

6/29/16 Wednesday – 7/3/16 Sunday 

Optometry’s Meeting in Boston 

7/1/16 Friday

WesternU Alumni Reception at Optometry’s Meeting – The WesternU Alumni Association invites you to join your fellow alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their guests in Boston for a WesternU Alumni Reception.  The reception will take place from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in the Stone Room at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.  Register here.  Guests are welcome!


7/4/16 Monday

University Closed – Independence Day Holiday

8/1/16 Monday – 8/5/16 Friday

OD2020 Orientation Week

8/5/16 Friday

Dr. Linda Pang has been invited by USC Keck School of Medicine to lecture to their ophthalmology residents about interprofessional management of low vision rehabilitation.  The program consists of a workshop with adaptive technology devices for hands-on demonstration of available technologies.  

8/6/16 Saturday

Convocation & White Coat Ceremony 

8/8/16 Monday

Fall Semester AY16-17 First Day of Classes


Bennett McAllister, OD, FAAO presented to the Low Vision Special Interest Group (SIG) of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) in Berlin, Germany during the 8th annual EAOO Academy. While Optometry’s current scope of practice in the EU is behind that of the United States, there is a big push to increase the education level for anticipated future expansions of scope. Next year in Barcelona! http://www.eaoo.info/

Dr. Kristy Remick and 3 WUCO students, Eugene Cheung (OD 2019), Matt Olson (OD 2019), and Sheena Ansarinia (OD 2019), were members of a “Sports Vision Team” that did a vision screening on 65 active members of the Los Angeles Rams NFL Football Team. The vision screening included dynamic VA, contrast sensitivity, and numerous other tests. The event was organized by Dr. Bronson Hamada, and an ophthalmologist, and 3 Professors from MBKU also participated. The event took place on June 6, 2016, in Oxnard, CA during the LA Rams Summer Training Camp. Click here for photos.

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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