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Linda L. Bellomy, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Assistant Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: lbellomy@westernu.edu

Phone: 909.706.3794 | Fax: (909) 909 - 5228

Website: www.westernu.edu

Join year: 2013

Education

Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy, 2010, Southern California College of Optometry

O.D., 2009, Southern California College of Optometry

B.S. in Biology, 2005, University of California, Los Angeles

Certification

Certified Paragon CRT Contact Lens Practitioner, 2011, Paragon Vision Sciences

TLG certification, 2009, California State Board of Optometry

Work Site

WesternU College of Optometry Pomona, CA, Assistant Professor

Accuvision Optometry, Inc. West Covina, CA, Optometrist, Director of Vision Therapy Services

Teaching Experience

Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, Pomona, CA

  • Course Instructor for the Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation 1: Non-Strabismic Anomalies
  • Co-lab instructor for the Principles & Practices of Optometry III & IV labs
  • Clinical Preceptor for Patient Care Services (Primary Care, Pediatric and Vision Therapy Services) at the Eye Care Institute at WesternU Health

Philosophy

  • “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”
  • -Brian Herbert
  • “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
  • -Confucius
  • “Everybody’s a teacher if you listen.”
  • -Doris Roberts

Awards

  • Golden Eye Chart Award, WesternU, Leadership in Optometric Education, WesternU 2018
  • Excellence in Teaching 3rd Year Clinical Education 2015-2016, WesternU 2016
  • Excellence in Teaching 3rd Year Clinical Education 2013-2014, WesternU 2014
  • NORA Resident Travel Grant Recipient, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, 2010
  • COVD Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, 2009

Organizations

Fellow, 2019, College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Fellow, 2014, American Academy of Optometry

Publications

Bellomy, LL. Management of divergence excess exotropia with overminus lens therapy. Optom Vis Perf 2019;7(4):222-8

Narrative

Dr. Bellomy, a southern California native, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from UCLA and her doctorate from SCCO. Following graduation, she completed a Vision Therapy and Pediatric Residency at SCCO. She specialized her training in treating patients with binocular vision conditions, learning-related vision problems, strabismus/amblyopia and brain injury. She is also certified to treat ocular conditions such as red eyes, dry eyes and glaucoma.

As an Assistant Professor at WesternU College of Optometry, she teaches the “Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation 1: Non-Strabismic Anomalies” course. She also serves as a clinical preceptor in the vision therapy, pediatrics and primary care services at the Eye Care Institute at WesternU Health. Her research interests include strabismus, amblyopia, binocular vision disorders and learning-related vision problems.

Dr. Bellomy is a distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Board Certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.She is passionate about teaching, learning and providing comprehensive vision care.