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Raymond Maeda, OD, FAAO


Chief of Optometric Staff

College of Optometry

E-Mail: rmaeda@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3851 | Fax: 909-469-5228
Website: www.westernu.edu
Join year: 2008

Education

Residency in Primary Care Optometry, 1995, Illinois College of Optometry 

O.D., 1993, Illinois College of Optometry

Certification

Glaucoma, 2011, CA State Board of Optometry 

Lacrimal Dilation and Irrigation, 2001, CA State Board of Optometry 

Fellow, 1998, American Academy of Optometry

Professional Experience

Chief of Staff – Eye Care Center (Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry) / 2010 - present 

Chief of Primary Care - Eye Care Center (Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry), 2008 - 2010 

Director – Eye Clinic (Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital – Sacaton, AZ), 2006- 2008 

Optometrist – Eye Clinic (Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital – Sacaton, AZ / Gila Crossing Health Center – Laveen, AZ), 2003 - 2008 

Clinical Faculty – Eye Care Center (Southern California College of Optometry), 1995 - 2003 

Work Site

Western University of Health Sciences Patient Care Center, Pomona, CA

Academic Interests

Ocular Disease 

Clinical Procedures 

Primary Care Optometry

Teaching Experience

On faculty at the Southern California College of Optometry from 1995 – 2003 with lecturing responsibilities in the Advanced Procedures (Ocular Health) course and lab instructor for the following course:  Advanced Procedures, Basic Ocular Health Procedures, and Systemic Disease.   

Courses

Ocular Disease I:  Disorders of the Episclera and Sclera, College of Optometry 

Ocular Disease I:  The Lens:  Cataracts / IOL’s, College of Optometry 

PPO VI:  Lacrimal Dilation & Irrigation, College of Optometry 

PPO VI:  Foreign Body Removal, College of Optometry 

Ocular Disease IV:  Non-proliferative / Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy, College of Optometry 

Philosophy

Observe, Perform, Teach (see one, do one, teach one) 

Research Interest

Ocular Disease & Diabetes

Research Grant

Optometric Education Diversity Mini-Grant Program, May 2010 - April 2011, sponsored by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry 

Reaching Out to Families and Communities - Opening Eyes to Optometry, April 2009 - June 2010, sponsored by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry 

Optometric Education Diversity Mini-Grant Program, May 2009 - April 2010, sponsored by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry 

Optometric Education Diversity Mini-Grant Program, May 2008 - April 2009, sponsored by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry 

Awards

Numerous teaching awards while at Southern California College of Optometry, 1995 - 2003

Organizations

Board Member, Asian American Optometric Society 

Member, Editorial Review Board:  Optometric Education 

Co-Advisor, Western University Lion’s Club 

Member, Peer Review & Quality Management Committee: Delta Vision 

Secretary, California Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry 

Member, California Optometric Association (COA) 

Member, American Optometric Association 

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

Committees

Member, Awards Committee 

Chair, Promotion & Tenure Committee 

Member, Executive Committee 

Publication

Publications as member of the CLEERE Study Group: 

2003 Zadnik K, Manny RE, Yu JA, Mitchell GL, Cotter SA, Quiralte JC, Shipp MD, Friedman NE, Kleinstein RN, Walker TW, Jones LA, Moeschberger ML, Mutti DO, and the CLEERE Study Group. Ocular component data in schoolchildren as a function of age and gender. Optom Vis Sci 80:226-236. 

2003 Kleinstein RN, Jones LA, HullettS, Kwon S, Lee RJ, Friedman NE, Manny RE, Mutti DO, Yu JA, Zadnik K, and the CLEERE Study Group. Refractive error and ethnicity in children. Arch Ophth 121:1141-1147. 

2000 Zadnik K, Jones LA, Irvin BC, Kleinstein RN, Manny RE, Shin JA, Mutti DO for the CLEERE Study Group. Myopia and ambient night-time lighting. Nature 404:143-144.

Narrative

Dr. Maeda graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) and completed a residency in Primary Eye Care there as well.  Thereafter, he joined the faculty at Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) with clinical responsibilities in the Ocular Disease department.  His administrative duties included coordinating the 4th year outreach program and residencies at SCCO.  After 8.5 years at SCCO, he joined the Indian Health Service at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Sacaton, Arizona.  He was the Director of the Eye Clinic, which was a training facility for residents and 4th year students from many of the schools/college of Optometry.  In 2008 he was the first faculty member hired at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry.  He holds the position of Chief of Staff and is kept busy overseeing the daily functions of the Eye Care Center.