Community outreach is a vital component of our students’ education and provides access to quality health care to members of our community – many of whom otherwise would go untreated. Students gain experience in the WesternU Health Eye Care Institute, rotating among our premier preceptors, and offering valuable services to the community – including the opportunity to participate in special research initiatives. Services include rehabilitation and treatment for low vision, eye exams, optical services, specialty contact lenses, myopia (near sightedness) control, dry eyes, and other conditions.
Vision Screenings Request and Forms
During vision screenings, optometry students perform a symptom survey, evaluate the vision, focusing system, binocular status, color vision, depth perception, complete auto refraction and other testing to identify those who may have visual problems that can interfere with life and learning.
For Community Mobile Eye Care
“The Mobile Eye Care Unit allows us to serve people in need of eye care in a location where they feel comfortable, right in their own communities. Using the mobile unit improves access to care and eliminates needless barriers.”
~ WesternU College of Optometry Dean Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH