College of Optometry

College News

November 2019

11/6/19 Wednesday

Continuing Education – Eyexperience Free Monthly Webinar Series, Topic: “Peek-A-Boo: I’ll See You” (1 CE Credit Hour) Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:00pm-7:00pm (PST) Speaker: Ida Chung, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO Course Description: The InfantSEE program has celebrated its 14th year – increasing awareness of eye exams before the age of one year. This course will review the reasons for early eye exams for early identification and intervention in infants and young children. Protocols for the examination and management of important refractive, binocular and ocular health problems in the infant and young child will be covered. Live on campus or online webinar. For additional information and to register please go to: https://westernueyexperiencenov19.eventbrite.com/ 

Annual WUCO vs MBKU basketball tournament!! This year we are opening up the tournament to all students and faculty. Come out and support on game day!! Make sure you come out and cheer on your classmates and faculty members! Let’s bring that trophy back home!! Where: CSU Fullerton Gym When: Saturday, 11/9/19 (6:00pm – 9:30pm)

Monday 11/11/19

Veterans Day – University is open normal business hours and on regular curriculum schedule. 

Friday 11/15/19 – Sunday 11/17/19

Care Harbor Event – volunteers welcome!! Register at www.careharbor.org

11/28/19 Thursday & 11/29/19 Friday

Thanksgiving Break



12/1/19 Sunday

Winter Glaucoma Symposium – Join us on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm for 6 COPE approved CE credit hours, continental breakfast and lunch! Click here for details.Speakers: Pinakin Davey, OD, PhD, FAAO and Raymond Maeda, OD, FAAO

Register today: https://wuwinterglaucomasymposium2019.eventbrite.com/

12/23/19 Monday – 1/3/20 Friday

Winter Break


Loretta Ng, OD, FAAO (Associate Professor at CO, Chief of Optometric Staff at ECI) and Vishwanath Venketaraman, PhD (Professor of Microbiology/Immunology at COMP) are co-principal investigators in the Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular Microorganisms (ARMOR) program sponsored by Bausch and Lomb. ARMOR is the only multi-center, nation-wide program to monitor antibiotic resistance among key ocular pathogens. This study started in 2009 and has been widely presented and published in ophthalmology and optometry. It is truly exciting for WUCO and WesternU to be a part of this national surveillance study helping to find a solution to this global public health concern. For more program details, please contact Dr. Ng ngl@westernu.edu.

On World Sight Day, October 10th, Dr. Efrain Castellanos presented the lecture entitled, Visual care-an interdisciplinary approach, at the Mexican Senate.

Dr. Bennett McAllister, as vice-chair of the Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry, organized and emceed the Low Vision Diplomate Prep Course for advanced practitioners on Tuesday, October 22, a day ahead of the full Academy’s Annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Optometrists from America, Canada, Ireland and Europe attended the course. 

Continuing Education Online Courses – for a list of 1 and 2 hours courses please click here.


Please see our Campus Events page for more information. 


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