College of Optometry

College News

April 2019

4/17/19 Wednesday

Optometry Student Bowl – 5:00pm – 7:00pm in HEC Lecture Hall I Winning student will represent WUCO at the National Optometry Bowl this year at Optometry’s Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri!! 

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

4/22/19 Monday

Orange County Optometric Society (OCOS) CE Event – Topics: Medical and Optical of Post-surgical Corneas & Dry Eye Update. Location: Antonello Ristorante, 3800 S. Plaza Dr. Santa Ana from 6:00pm – 9:30pm. The event would be free for the volunteers. There are limited spaces for volunteer students helping with check-in and CE certificate distribution. Interested volunteers please send Full Name & Contact number to OCOS.WUCO@gmail.com


5/1/19 Wednesday

Eyexperience Free Webinar Series: Optic Nerve Disease Across Ages by speaker Raymond Maeda, OD, FAAO. Attend for Live CE Credit from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm Location: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry 701 E. 2nd Street, HEC Building, Classroom C, Pomona, CA 91766. Webinar Instructions for Online Interactive CE credit: On the evening of May 1, 2019 please join us on the WesternU Campus in the HEC Bldg., Classroom C or if you prefer online CE credit please click on the link https://zoom.us/j/387630750 to join the webinar. You may log in as early as 5:15 pm but no later than 6:00 pm as we will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. For more information please email ceoptometry@westernu.edu or call 909.706.3493.

5/4/19 Saturday

Immunization Training for Optometrist and Pharmacist – American Pharmacist Association’s pharmacy-based immunization delivery a certificate program for pharmacist and optometrists. APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health. The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacist and optometrists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span. REGISTER at https://odimmunizations.eventbrite.com/

5/07/19 Tuesday

Join the College of Optometry in HEC – Classroom A (9:00am – 10:00am) for Squeezing in Nutrition: When 3 Minutes is All You Have by speaker Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD. You want to support your patients in making positive lifestyle changes, but with limited time, this can be a real struggle. How do you bring up the topic of nutrition without making the client feel judged or shamed? Motivational interviewing (MI) can help. MI is a patient-centered collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. In this session, you’ll learn a few MI basics, along with some practical conversation skills you can start using right away. This webinar is sponsored by the Food and Nutrition Section and the Public Health Social Work Section. No CE Credit.

5/8/19 Wednesday

2019 Annual Preceptor Conference in conjunction with IEOS monthly meeting beginning at 5:30pm.

5/8/19 Wednesday

Book Signing of Amazon Best Seller “See Change Clearly” and Motivational Talk by Jacob Green (12:00pm – 1:30pm) – Pre-purchase your copy of Amazon best seller “See Change Clearly” at http://www.amazon.com/ or in person to have your book signed and photo opportunity. Light refreshments will be served. Register at https://seechangeclearly.eventbrite.com/ For more information on Jacob Green please visit: http://www.jacobgreen.com/

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

OD2019 Capstone Event – Pomona, CA 

5/21/19 Tuesday

OD2019 Commencement Awards Banquet & Dinner Dance, Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Convention Center from 5:00pm-10:30 pm. Join the College of Optometry in celebrating the accomplishments of the OD Class of 2019. To attend please register by May 3, 2019 at https://wuco2019gradawarddinner.eventbrite.com

5/23/19 Thursday

OD2019 Commencement – Pasadena, CA


Congratulations Dr. Bellomy! At the recent COVD meeting in Kansas City, Missouri Dr. Linda Bellomy earned her FCOVD!! This major accomplishment requires several essays, patient reports, and a written and an oral test.

Dr. Naveen Yadav is a co-author on a recent publication on mTBI entitled “Advanced Neuro-Optometric Diagnostic Tests for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion: A Narrative Review, Proposed Techniques and Protocols”. The paper is mainly focused upon an advanced level of care of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Thus, a comprehensive set of advanced, diagnostic vision tests of a sensory and motor nature is proposed, with all having a clinical and scientific rationale. These tests have been used by the authors for many years, with good success and providing important clinical insights into this population.

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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