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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

Education

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

Certification

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

Courses

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

Awards

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

Organizations

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

Publication

Podcasts
 
2015 Optometry and Interprofessional Education, Guest speaker
ASCO’s Podcast Series
http://www.opted.org/4693-2/
 
2015 Sports Concussions, Guest speaker
Voice of America
http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/82690/sports-concussions-what-every-parent-should-know-and-look-out-for

Narrative

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.