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Valerie Quan, OD, FAAO

Valerie Quan, OD, FAAO

Chief of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Associate Professor

College of Optometry

valeriequan@westernu.edu

Phone: 909.469.8754 | Fax: 909.469.5228

Website: www.westernu.edu

Join year: 2010

  • Education

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

    Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Chemistry, 1993, University of Vermont

  • Certification

    TPA Certification, 2010, California Board of Optometry

    Glaucoma Certification, 2010, California Board of Optometry

    Fellow, 2002, American Academy of Optometry

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

  • Professional Experience

    2013 - Present Optometrist - Casa Colina Hospital for Rehabilitative Medicine, Pomona, CA

    2010 - Present Chief of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Service, Eye Care Institute at Western University of Health Sciences

    2011 - Present Attending – Western Diabetes Institute, Patient Care Center at Western University of Health Sciences

    2010 - Present Attending – Primary Eye Care Service, Eye Care Institute at Western University of Health Sciences

    2009 - 2010 Staff Optometrist, CIGNA Medical Group of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

    2003 - 2008 Founding Residency Program Supervisor in Head Trauma Vision Rehabilitation, University Optometric Center, State University of New York

    2006 - 2008 Faculty – Neuro-Ocular Service / Ocular Disease and Special Testing, University Optometric Center, State University of New York

    2000 - 2008 Faculty – Head Trauma Vision Rehabilitation Unit, University Optometric Center, State University of New York

    2000 - 2008 Attending – Primary Eye Care Service, University Optometric Center, State University of New York

    2008 - 2008 Attending – International Center for the Disabled, New York, NY

    2001 - 2006 Attending – South Beach Psychiatric Center, Staten Island, NY

    2001 - 2006 Attending – East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center

    Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

    2001 - 2003 Attending – Belvis Diagnostic and Treatment Center

    Metropolitan Hospital, Bronx, NY

    1999 - 2000 Resident – Primary Care Optometry, University Optometric Center, State University of New York

  • Work Site

    Neuro-Rehabilitation Service, Western University of Health Sciences, Eye Care Institute

    Neuro-Optometry Clinic, Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

  • Teaching Experience
    Associate Professor, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry, 2010 - Present
    • Instructor of Record – Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation: Patients with Neurological Damage
    • Lecturer – NBEO Optometry Review Course
    • Lecturer – Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease Course
    • Instructor – Principles and Practices of Optometric Procedures
    • Instructor – Problem Based Learning
    • Instructor and Design Team Liaison– Interprofesssional Education
    • Course Liaison – Neuroscience
    • Instructor – Behavioral Optometry
    • Course Liaison – Head and Neck Anatomy
    Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY State College of Optometry, 2000 - 2008
    • Instructor – Principles and Practices of Optometric Procedures
    • Instructor – Integrative Seminar
    • Instructor – Optometric Methods I
    • Instructor of Record – Acquired Brain Injury Course
    • Instructor of Record – Advanced Clinical Procedures
    • Instructor – Visual Fields Course
    • Instructor – Optometric Methods II
  • Courses

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

  • Research Interest
    Fall prevention Neuro-Optometric rehabilitation Optometric education Stroke management Traumatic brain injury
  • 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)

    Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)

    Brain Injury Association of California (BIACAL)

    California Optometric Association (COA)

    Inland Empire Optometric Society (IEOS)

    Inland Empire Interprofessional Community (IEIC)

    Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)

    Pasadena Interprofessional Community (PIC)

  • Publications

    PAPERS

    Steck RP, Kong M, McCray KL, Quan V, Davey PG. Physiologic anisocoria under various lighting conditions. Clinical Ophthalmology (Auckland, NZ). 2018;12:85-89. doi:10.2147/OPTH.S147019.

    Jasmine W. Yumori, OD, FAAO, David N. Dickter, PhD, Kierstyn Napier-Dovorany, OD, FAAO, Valerie Q. Wren, OD, FAAO, John H. Tegzes, MA, VMD, Dipl. ABVT, Sorrel Stielstra, PhD. “Optometry Students’ Knowledge-Based Performance within Interprofessional Education Courses”. Optometric Education: Volume 40 Number 3.

    Wren V. “Traumatic brain injury update: ODs instrumental in fall prevention”. California Optometry. 2012 Mar-Apr (39) 24-25.

    Wren V. “Ocular and Visual Side Effects of Systemic Drugs – Clinically Relevant Toxicology and Patient Management.” Journal of Behavioral Optometry, Volume 11 / 2000 / No. 6, pp 149-156.

    REPRINTED in the Canadian Journal of Optometry

    POSTERS

    2016 Wren V. Atypical Charles Bonnet Syndrome post-ischemic cerebral infarction. Poster presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting.

    2016 Landin S, Wren V, Liu C. Interprofessional Referral Patterns for Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Patients with Visual Dysfunctions: A Retrospective Study. Poster presented at Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association Annual Meeting.

    2014 Amniotic membrane therapy in neurotrophic persistent corneal epithelial defect secondary to acoustic neuroma unresponsive to conventional treatment

    Poster Presentation, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

    2008 Restrictive extraocular motility as an initial sign of metastatic breast cancer

    Poster Presentation, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

    2004 Uncovering the Diagnosis in a Case of Cadasil Versus Multiple Sclerosis

    Poster Presentation, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

    2003 A Sytematic Approach to Prism Management of a Noncomitant Vertical Deviation

    Poster Presentation, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

    2000 Neuro-Ophthalmic Complications of Hydrocephalus: A Case Report

    Poster Presentation, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

    2000 The Effectiveness of Cycloplegia and Pupillary Dilation with Cyclopentolate, Tropicamide and Phenylephrine in a Single Combination Solution

    Scientific Lecture, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

    PRESENTATIONS

    2017 Neuro-Optometry Grand Rounds

    Invited speaker, Monterey Symposium, Monterey, CA

    2017 Stroke Management

    Invited speaker, Monterey Symposium, Monterey, CA

    2017 Stroke Management for the Primary Care Optometrist

    Invited lecture, Inland Empire Optometric Society

    2016 Prism Management of Hemianopsias

    Invited speaker, Loma Linda University Eye Institute, Grand Rounds Series

    2016 Online CE – Western University of Health Science’s Continuing Education Series

    COPE 48806-PD, Hospital-based Grand Rounds

    2016 Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation in a Hospital Setting

    Invited Speaker, Neuropsychology Department, Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation

    2016 Neuro-Optometric Care and Rehabilitation

    Speaker, California Department of Rehabilitation Educational Event

    Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

    2015 Founder’s Day Continuing Education, Western University of Health Sciences

    Invited lecture, Neuro-Optometry Grand Rounds

    2015 STAPLE Presbyopic Workshop

    Preceptor for several groups, advising during hands-on activity

    2015 STAPLE Toric Workshop

    Preceptor for several groups, advising during hands-on activity

    2014 Sports Concussions and Neuro-Optometric Management

    Ellerbrock Course, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

    2014 Sports Concussions and Neuro-Optometric Management

    Invited lecture, Inland Empire Optometric Society

    2014 Public Health Perspectives for TBI Care

    Co-Presenter at the 7th International Congress of Behavioural Optometry

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    2014 Impact of Rehabilitation on TBI and Public Health Issues

    Co-Presenter, Western University-wide presentation

    2014 Neuro-Optometry Grand Rounds

    Invited lecture, Los Angeles County Optometric Society

    2014 Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

    Invited lecture to patients, Casa Colina Hospital for Rehabilitative Medicine, Pomona, CA

    2014 Neuro-Optometry Grand Rounds – All Day Workshop and AM series

    Invited lecture to medical staff and therapists, Casa Colina Hospital for Rehabilitative Medicine, Pomona, CA

    2014 Online CE – Western University of Health Science’s Continuing Education Series

    COPE Pending - NO Neuro-Optometry Grand Rounds

    2015 Glaucoma Grand Round Program at Western University

    Annual Continuing Education Program is to assist California optometrists in becoming glaucoma certified pursuant to CCR section 1571. 16-hour Grand Rounds Program equivalent to prospectively treating 15 individual patients for 12 consecutive months. The 16-hour Grand Rounds Program counts for part of the 25 patient Case Management requirement. Directly contributed 8 hours of teaching per session.

    2013 3rd Annual Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Seminar

    Hays-Haine Symposium, Planning Committee Chair

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

    COPE Course 38949-FV Sports Concussion and Interprofessional Management

    2013 West LA Veteran’s Administration – Grand Rounds

    Invited Lecture, Los Angeles, CA

    Neuro-Optometric Management of Acquired Brain Injury

    Neuroscience for the Clinician

    Programming Neuro-Vision Rehabilitation

    2013 IPAD and Interactive Technology in the Classroom

    Invited Presentation and Hands-on Workshop for the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators Annual Meeting

    2013 Billing and Coding Update

    Faculty Presentation, calibration based presentation for improved efficiency and standardization amongst clinic providers using interactive responders

    2013 Online CE – Western University of Health Science’s Continuing Education Series

    COPE Course 36460-NO Programming Neuro-Vision Rehabilitation

    2012 Visual Evoked Potentials

    Faculty Presentation, Hands-on in service training at the Eye Care Center at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

    2016 IKEN Orthoptics Program

    International attendees from Japan, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona,

    CA in collaboration with California State University, Northridge Campus, Physical Therapy Department

    Discussion: Optometric Practice in the US; an international comparison

    Hands-on workshop: Advanced Imaging and Vision Therapy Techniques

    2012 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

    Ellerbrock Course, Phoenix, AZ

    COPE Course 35380-PM OD’s Instrumental in Fall Prevention

    2012 2nd Annual Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Seminar

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

    COPE Course 35505-NO Neuroscience for the Clinician

    COPE Course 35506-NO Programming Neuro-Vision Rehabilitation

    COPE Course 35505-NO Visual Evoked Potentials: Cases and Live Patient Demo

    2012 Kaiser Low Vision Annual Regional Meeting

    Invited Lecture, Pomona, CA

    Neuro-Optometric Management for the Primary Care OD

    2012 Neuro-Optometric Management and Referrals

    Faculty Lecture, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

    2012 Department of Defense and Veterans Administration TBI Vision Rehabilitation Symposium

    Invited Lecture, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

    COPE Course 34415-NO Vision Therapy Sequencing – Models to Enhance Neuroplasticity

    2012 Problem Based Learning in the Clinical Environment

    Faculty Lecture, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

    2012 IPAD: Using Technology to Enhance Clinical Education

    Faculty Lecture, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

    2012 Optometric Residency Programs

    Invited by Dean of Student Affairs, Campus Lectures, 3 hours mini-series, Western University of Health Sciences. Lectured and facilitated Panel Discussion to educate students and faculty regarding the benefits and logistics of Optometric Residency Programs (given annually)

    2012 Meditrek – Faculty Calibration of Clinic Grading

    Faculty Presentation, Innovation with real-time based calibration using video segments and interactive responders

    2010 Recent Advances in Vision Rehabilitation

    COPE Course 29553-LV, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry

    2009 Grand Rounds – Neuro Ophthalmic Cases

    COPE Course 26280-NO, CIGNA Medical Group Vision Department Meeting, AZ

    2008 Typical Vision Problems Following Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury

    Continuing Education Series, SUNY College of Optometry

    2008 Eye Movement Problems Following Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury

    Continuing Education Series, SUNY College of Optometry

    2008 Anterior Segment Grand Rounds

    Continuing Education Series, SUNY College of Optometry

    2008 Vision Rehabilitation of the Brain-Injured Patient

    Continuing Education Series, SUNY College of Optometry

    2007 Optometric Management of Visual Consequences Following Acquired Brain Injury

    Invited Lecture, Helen Hayes Hospital, Traumatic Brain Injury Symposia, Upstate NY

    2005 Ask the Experts: Vision Disturbances after Brain Injury

    Invited Lecture, Brain Injury Association of New York State 23rd Annual Conference, Albany, NY

    1999 Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Medications

    Lecture Presentation, SUNY College of Optometry

    1999 Ophthalmic Management of Hydrocephalus

    Lecture Presentation, SUNY College of Optometry

    COMMUNITY TALKS

    2015 Voice of America – Guest for 1 hour radio show

    http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/82690/sports-concussions-what-every-parent-should-know-and-look-out-for

    2013 Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

    Mission Home Health – Health care team

    2013 Vision and Balance

    Atria Del Rey Senior Living – Stroke Group

    2012 Post-Stroke Vision Changes

    Palomares Senior Center – Stroke Group

    2012 Vision and Fall Prevention for Seniors

    Arcadia Community Center

    2012 Vision and Fall Prevention

    Palomares Senior Center

    2012 Vision and Fall Prevention

    Ontario Senior Center

    2011 The Discipline of Learning and the Art of Caring

    Upland Rotary Club

    MEDIA

    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

    2013 Optometry on Interprofessional care

    Public Relations video contribution aired on KCOW, Southern California’s PBS station.

    www.discoverhealth.tv

  • Narrative
    Valerie Quan, OD, FAAO is a residency-trained optometrist with the Eye Care Institute. Dr. Quan earned her optometric degree from the State University of New York’s College of Optometry, where she also completed a primary care residency with a neuro-optometric rehabilitation focus. In practice for fifteen+ years, Dr.Quan has clinical interests in neuro-optometric rehabilitation, and helping patients with history of stroke, concussion, traumatic brain injury, neuro-surgical problems and neuro-degenerative diseases. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and holds the rank of Associate Professor at Western University’s College of Optometry. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and Inland Empire Optometric Society. “I believe that rehabilitation of the visual system and maximizing one’s vision to be able to read, ambulate and return to work, school and their lives is part of best practices. I strive every day to make a positive impact on patient outcomes and to train future providers to help more people.”