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College News

  MAY 2016

5/1/16 Sunday

The San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS) will be holding their next CE Event from 8:00am to 1:00pm in Studio City. This event is free to students. You will also get to meet and speak with members from the Colvard-Kandavel Eye Center. Those who are interested in attending may send an email to SFVOS liaison Kimberly Castillo at kcastillo@westernu.edu for more information on how to register for the event.

5/4/16 Wednesday

Annual Preceptor’s Conference

5/4/16 Wednesday

Dr. Valerie Wren will be presenting “Prism Management for Hemianopsias” to the Loma Linda University Eye Institute Ophthalmology Department residents and attendings. This endeavor will help educate fellow eye care providers on lens treatment modalities and rehabilitation options for the post-stroke community.

5/4/16 Wednesday

Eyexperience Webinar presented by Ida Chung, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO whose topic is 9 Essential Traits of an Effective Preceptor. To receive the link to the webinar contact Maria Espinosa at mespinosa@westernu.edu6:00pm PST.

5/10/16 Tuesday

OD2017 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. 5:00pm – 6:00pm in HEC Classroom E.  Sign up here for dinner.

5/12/16 Thursday

WUCO Annual Assistive Technology Fair – Distributors will be on campus to demonstrate their newest technology for people who are partially sighted.  All are welcome to attend.  11:00am – 1:00pm in HEC Classroom B & the alcove. Click here to register. 

5/12/16 Thursday

The Los Angeles County Optometric Society (LACOS) will be holding their next general meeting at 7:00 pm in Los Angeles. Students who are interested in attending may RSVP by Tuesday, May 3rd by sending an email to LACOS liaison Jennifer Aslam at jaslam@westernu.edu.  You will receive an email confirmation including the address. 

5/16/16 Monday

Capstone 2016 – Pomona, CA 

5/17/16 Tuesday

2016 Dinner Dance Banquet – Pomona, CA 

5/19/16 Thursday

2016 Commencement – Pasadena, CA


6/5/16 Sunday

Healthcare Reform: Forecasting the Future – Lecture and Discussion presented by Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry – 8:00am to 1:30pm PST – There are two ways to attend – in person at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California Campus or view via our live video webinar.  Today’s healthcare landscape is a sea of continual change.  For all medical providers it brings with it uncertainty about the future.  Perhaps, however, for the profession of Optometry, it’s the “perfect storm.”  Some of the issues facing the U.S. have, in fact, positioned Optometry with the opportunity to expand its contribution to the overall healthcare delivery system.  For more information and registration, CLICK HERE.  Registration fee $25 if registered by May 23, 2016.

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 & Baseball Game. The reception will take place from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in the Stone Room at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.  Then head a few miles across town to historic Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox vs. the Los Angeles Angels at 7:10pm.  You must register by Sunday, May 8, 2016 to guarantee your ticket to the baseball game.  Register here.  Guests are welcome!


On Thursday, May 13, 2016 in recognition of National Institutes of Health’s Healthy Vision Month, Dr. Linda Pang has been invited to speak at a community educational event hosted by Blindness Support Services in Riverside.  Topic: “What You Can Do To Optimize Eye Health”.

11 WUCO Lions Club students participated in the Vietnamese Community Health (VCH) vision screening on Sunday, April 24th in Santa Ana.  This is the 10th year VCH has been serving the community with this multidisciplinary event.  Several undiagnosed individuals were referred to an attending family practice doctor with systemic symptoms of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy.  Dr. Lee learned how to say “cataract” and “more rice” in Vietnamese!

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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