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James Rogala, OD

Associate Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: jrogala@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-8474 | Fax: 909-706-3905
Website: www.westernu.edu
Join year: 2011


OD, Ohio State University College of Optometry 

BS, Michigan State University Honors College


Course Leader

OPTM 8072  Ocular Disease IV: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Posterior Segment

OPTM 6071  Ocular Disease I: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Anterior Segment

OPTM 8021  PPO VI: Special Procedures in Optometry



OPTM 8071  Ocular Disease III: Neurological Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

OPTM 8161  NBEO Review


Laboratory Instructor

OPTM 6121  PPO V: Tissue Evaluation of the Posterior Segment

OPTM 6021  PPO IV: Tissue Evaluation of the Anterior Segment

OPTM 6171  Ocular Disease II: Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma


Dr. Rogala graduated from Michigan State University with highest honors in the biological sciences.  He then went on to earn his Doctorate in Optometry from the Ohio State University.

Currently, he is the course leader for OPTM 8072 (Diagnosis and Treatment of the Posterior Segment), OPTM 6071 (Diagnosis and Treatment of the Anterior Segment) and OPTM 8021 (Special Procedures in Optometry) as well as a major lecturer for OPTM 8071 (Neurological Disease Diagnosis and Treatment).  He provides additional classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction pertaining to ocular disease management within several other courses. 

From 2007 until joining the faculty at Western University in the summer of 2011, Dr. Rogala taught ocular pathology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where he was course coordinator for Diseases of the Eye and Visual System: Diagnosis and Management.  During his time down under, he was also an examiner for the Optometric Council of Australia and New Zealand.  Prior to that, he served as clinical faculty for the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University while a member of the medical staff at a large multidisciplinary health care center.  He has also been the chief optometrist for multiple eye surgery centers.  He has been licensed to practice optometry at the highest therapeutic level in California, Michigan and New Zealand.

While being actively engaged in teaching a broad range of subjects related to the optometric management of eye disease, Dr. Rogala maintains special interests in the systemic associations of ocular pathology and ophthalmic imaging technology.