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Valerie Quan, OD, FAAO

Chief of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Associate Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: 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. Wren 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.”