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Linda Pang, OD, FAAO

Chief of Low Vision Rehabilitation Services / Assistant Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: lpang@westernu.edu

Phone: 909 469 8667 | Fax: 909 469 5228

Website: www.westernu.edu

Join year: 2012

Education

Low Vision Rehabilitation/Ocular Disease Residency, 2009-2010, State University of New York College of Optometry/Lighthouse International

OD, 2009, Southern California College of Optometry

BS in Biological Sciences, 2005, University of Missouri - Columbia

Certification

TPA Certification, 2009, California Board of Optometry

Glaucoma Certification, 2009, California Board of Optometry

Work Site

Eye Care Institute, Western University of Health Sciences

Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for HealthCare

Burbank Family Optometry

Teaching Experience

Invited Speaker at Foundation for Fighting Blindness Speaker Series

Invited Speaker at University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Ophthalmology Residents Program

Invited Speaker at Weill Cornell Medical College, Ophthalmology Residents Grand Rounds

Invited Speaker at Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Regional Low Vision Optometrists Meeting

Invited Speaker at City University of New York (CUNY), York College Occupational Therapy Graduate Program

Invited Speaker at California Transcribers & Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Invited Speaker at Blindness Support Services

Invited Speaker at Braille Institute – Anaheim, Los Angeles locations

Adjunct Clinical Faculty, State University of New York College of Optometry

Awards

April 2016, Eye Care Clinic Volunteer of the Year 2015, MEND nonprofit organization

May 2011, American Express Leadership Academy

September 2010, Team Productivity Award: Lighthouse International Low Vision Service

May 2009, Dr. William Yamamoto Memorial Scholarship

May 2009, Dr. William Feinbloom Low Vision Award

October 2008, Vision Service Plan Independent Practice Scholarship

October 2007, Vistakon Acuvue Eye Health Advisor Citizenship  Scholarship


Organizations

March 2014  Inaugural American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Summit

January 2013 – present, Inland Empire Optometric Society

January 2013 – present, California Optometric Association, Low Vision Rehabilitation Section

May 2011  American Express Leadership Academy

July 2009 – present, American Academy of Optometry

July 2009 – present, American Optometric Association

August 2010 – August 2012, New York State Optometric Association

May 2011 – August 2012, Advisory Board Member, Baruch College Computer Center for Visually Impaired People

February 2008, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), mission to El Salvador

Publication

Hallucinations Experienced by Visually Impaired: Charles Bonnet Syndrome(published online Ahead-of-Print) Optometry and Vision Science 2016;93(11).

Methylmalonic Acidemia: Protein Metabolism and Its Effects on Ocular & Systemic Health. American Academy of Optometry, scientific poster, October 2015

Pang L. Visual Hallucinations: Identifying Charles Bonnet Syndrome. Int J Ophthalmol Eye Res 2015, S1:004, 14-22.

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Dysfunctional Cilia and Its Impact on Ocular & Systemic Development, American Academy of Optometry, scientific poster, October 2013

Faye, EE, Chan-O’Connell L, Fischer M, Freed B, Pang L, Rosenthal BP. The Lighthouse Clinician’s Guide to Low Vision Practice. Managing Editor: Lighthouse International 2011.

Leveling the Playing Field, Eyecare Business Magazine. March 2011.