Faculty & Staff bios

Valerie L. Quan, OD, FAAO

Chief of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Associate Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: vwren@westernu.edu

Phone: 909.469.8754 | Fax: 909.469.5228

Website: www.westernu.edu

Join year: 2010


Primary Care Residency, 2000, State University of New York, College of Optometry 

Doctor of Optometry, 1999, State University of New York, College of Optometry

Bachelor of Science, 1993, University of Vermont


Fellow, 2002, American Academy of Optometry

Work Site

Neuro-Optometrist, Western University of Health Sciences, Eye Care Institute

Neuro-Optometrist, Western University of Helath Sciences, Eye Care Institute


Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation: Patients with Neurological Damage (OPTM 8082) - Instructor of Record


Resident Alumnus Award, 2016, SUNY State College of Optometry
Third Year Clinical Education Preceptor of the Year, 2012-2013
Morton L. Kimmelman Memorial Award for Leadership within Organized Optometry, 1999
Wesley Jessen Award for Outstanding Proficiency in Contact Lenses, 1999
Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, 1999


American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
American Optometric Association (AOA)
California Optometric Association (COA)
Inland Empire Optometric Society (IEOS)
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)


2015 Optometry and Interprofessional Education, Guest speaker
ASCO’s Podcast Series
2015 Sports Concussions, Guest speaker
Voice of America


Dr. Wren joined Western University from the State University of New York College of Optometry where she was involved in multispecialty clinical education, research, and residency education. Additionally, she brings experience from hospital-based, rehabilitation, psychiatric, VA medical center, private practice, and outpatient surgical settings. As the Chief of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Service, her focus lies in evaluation, treatment, and inter-professional management of patients with acquired brain injury. She provides state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative assessments to enhance her patient’s visual capabilities, daily activities, and quality of life. She is involved in clinical research and continuing professional education in the area of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation.  Additionally, she teaches a course in the clinical application of vision rehabilitation in patients with acquired and congenital neurological deficits, emphasizing the interprofessional management of this patient base to future optometrists.