College of Optometry

College News

December 2018

12/5/18 Wednesday

Relax, Relate, Rejuvenate Annual Event! Great Food, Sweet Treats and Chair Massages! Come one, Come all! 4:30pm – 6:30pm in HEC Lecture Hall I.  

12/11/18 Tuesday

Please come to celebrate Great Gatsby-themed Holiday Party with Orange County Optometric Society (OCOS) while in the showroom of an incredible collection of classic, exotic, vintage cars at Crevier Classic Cars in Costa Mesa. Prizes for Best Dressed! Event date: Tuesday, December 11th at 5pm. Spots are very limited, please email ocos.wuco@gmail.com for reservation.

12/13/18 THURSDAY

Eye Care Institute will be hosting another SightSavers America electronic video magnifier donation event on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 8:00am – 12:00pm. The recipients are children who have eye conditions that are not correctable with conventional glasses, contact lenses, medications, or surgery. The unique features of electronic video magnifiers optimize the children’s remaining vision allowing them to see their parent’s faces, groom themselves, read, write, complete schoolwork independently with less eye fatigue so they can keep up with the academic demands of their sighted peers.

12/24/18 Monday – 1/4/19 Friday

University Closed for Winter Break


Save the Date April 10, 2019 – California Optometric Association Legislative Day. Cafeteria 15L, Sacramento, CA. Registration and Details forthcoming.


SGA OD2021 would like to invite you to a night of fun on the ice! They have reserved an ice skating rink for staff and students to come and enjoy a fun time of laughter and hot cocoa! Please rsvp to the link asap and payment can be given to either Matthew Chiu or Vivian Lu. Payments accepted via venmo, paypal, and cash! This event is open to friends, significant others, family, or just anyone you want to see on the ice! EVENT SIGN UP LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/DQQjNdpMlXOevkI12

Eye Care Institute wants to Double your Lenses by getting a second pair of lenses FREE. Purchase an Ultimate Lens Package and get a second pair of qualifying lenses on us with the purchase of a second pair of frames. Please visit Eye Care Institute Optical for details. Offer available until December 31, 2018.

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 hour courses please click here.  


Please see our Campus Events page for more information. 


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