College of Optometry

College News

March 2019

3/11/19 Monday

SVOSH will be holding a Thai food fundraiser during lunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm on the HEC Esplanade. 

3/14/19 Thursday

SVOSH will be holding a Pi Day pizza fundraiser during lunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm in the VCC Esplanade. 

3/26/19 Tuesday

Open to 3rd and 4th years! YOU are invited to come networking with the OCOS doctors, Orange County Retina, and 3rd/4th years from SCCO at the event “Beers with Peers!” ($5 gets you 2 drinks and appetizers) 7:00pm at The Public House 138 W. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA. To register please send your Full Name and Contact Number to OCOS.WUCO@gmail.com.


4/20/19 Saturday

WUCO Annual Softball Tournament May the Best House WIN! This event is completely free, so come on out and compete and/or support your fellow housemates! 11:00am – 3:00pm at Big League Dreams Chino Hills.

Please sign up to attend using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/PXwNjDT0k70aP8XD3

Sign up for House Softball shirts with the following link: – $20 (Deadline to order 3/23/19) https://goo.gl/forms/XDqomJc9TtC1gsGt2

5/20/19 Monday & 5/21/19 Tuesday

OD2019 Capstone Event – Pomona, CA 

5/21/19 Tuesday

OD2019 Dinner Dance – Pomona, CA 

5/23/19 Thursday

OD2019 Commencement – Pasadena, CA


3/21/19 Thursday

The Future of Brain Health: Breakthroughs in Performance, Cognition, and Aging an Interprofessional Summit: The Future of Brain Health. Free for Students! Location: CTRL Collective, 45 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105 Register at Event Brite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-brain-health-breakthroughs-in-performance-cognition-aging-tickets-57669607348?discount=WESTERN

Dr. Kristy Remick-Waltman will be the “Keynote Speaker” at the Summit Meeting on Children’s Vision and Learning 2019 to be held at the University of Washington, Seattle area, on Saturday March 16, 2019. Dr. Remick-Waltman’s topic will be “Eyes On Track”, which is the title of her newly published book, Eyes On Track; Ages 4 – Adult; this book explains to teachers and parents about vision skills needed in the classroom for academic success. Dr. Remick-Waltman will also be presenting a “hands-on” workshop for attendees at the event.

ECI LA Announcement – With Low Vision Awareness Month behind us, it is even more important to learn and spread awareness about Vision Impairment. Click here for more information.

The College of Optometry presented the annual Tour de Optometry event featuring, Dr. Pat Pirotte. The event was hosted by the COVD on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The topic of the lecture was “How VT Can Help You in the Disruption Coming to Optometry.” There were approximately 60 OD students in attendance. It was a great event that concluded with the e-board of COVD and Drs. Chung and Tassinari inviting Dr. Pirotte and students out to dinner. Click here for photos.

The 34th CSUN Assistive Technologies Conference will be held in Anaheim this year from March 11-15, 2019. The exhibit halls offer free attendance and will have many devices and technologies for the visually impaired. Follow this link for more information: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2019/sessions/index.php/public/website_pages/view/5

Save the dates & come to volunteer in your community – Care Harbor Event on Saturday, 4/27/19 & Sunday, 4/28/19 at the Pomona Fairplex. Online volunteer registration will be opening soon http://www.careharbor.org/fairplex/

Western University of Health Sciences is hosting the next Envision Conference October 5-6, 2019! Envision Conference is the premier interprofessional conference for low vision rehabilitation. You’ll have a chance to interact and network with other practitioners, researchers, occupational therapists, vision rehabilitation therapists (VRT), teachers of visually impaired (TVI), orientation and mobility specialists (O&M), assistive technology specialists, and others. You’ll learn the latest advances in research and treatment as well as see exhibitors showcasing brand new technology that allow people to thrive and remain independent. http://www.cvent.com/events/envision-conference-west-2019/event-summary-273784431cb8420b93cfb8532eb00a85.aspx

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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Got News?  Contact Monique Tessier at mtessier@westernu.edu or 909.469.8477.