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Care Harbor LA 2017 Care Harbor LA 2017 College of Optometry third-year student Evan Goldman examines the eyes of patient Paula Robinson of Los Angeles - Western University of Health Sciences is playing a key role in delivering services to Care Harbor patients during the event at The REEF Exposition Hall in Los Angeles
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Doctor of Optometry

The College of Optometry offers an innovative Doctor of Optometry program that emphasizes optometric rehabilitation including neuro-optometry. This emerging specialty helps patients who have visual and perceptual problems as a result of brain injury, stroke, physical disability or neurological illness. Our emphasis on optometric rehabilitation also includes vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation, and care for vulnerable populations such as those with developmental disabilities.

Optometry White Coat-The College of Optometry White Coat Ceremony at Western University of Health Science

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As a WesternU graduate, you will also be prepared for full scope optometric practice. Whether you choose to work in a private or group practice, a hospital-based setting, community clinics, or any other setting, you will be prepared for a rewarding career helping people to improve their vision and to maintain and restore their eye health.
  • International Students

    Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) welcomes international students and their families to our diverse university community.

    International Student Services (ISS) is responsible for providing support and assistance in immigration advising, maintaining immigration status, maintaining information and documents on foreign students and their dependents in the Student and exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), staying current with rules and regulations and interpreting and applying the rules and regulations set forth by the Department of Homeland Security.

    International Students

  • Veterans Benefits

    Western University of Health Sciences has approval from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to certify students eligible to receive VA educational benefits. The School Certifying Officials that are located on the Pomona, California campus assist all students who receive VA educational benefits. We cannot assist you with determining your eligibility for benefits.

    Veterans Benefits

  • Upcoming Events
    • WesternU Preview & Open House

      Saturday, December 10 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

      To really get to know WesternU, our programs, and our community, we invite you to attend our upcoming in-person Preview & Open House. The day’s offerings will include in-depth program presentations, campus tours, a podiatric medicine demonstration, and more. Choose your program of interest and join us on our Pomona, California campus to:
      – Hear directly from our president and faculty members about program curriculum and highlights
      – Learn more about navigating the admissions process and preparing to meet our application requirements
      – Gain insights into setting yourself up for admissions success
      – Explore our classrooms, laboratory and hands-on learning spaces, and more
      – Connect with current students and learn about their experiences

    • Doctor of Optometry (OD) | Introductory Information Session

      Wednesday, January 18 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Sign up to learn more about the incredible Doctor of Optometry program at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California! We will be introducing the career of optometry, our program highlights, and we will finish with an overview of the admissions process and how to make yourself a competitive applicant. See you then!

  • Welcome Week

    Accreditation WesternU’s College of Optometry

    WesternU’s College of Optometry was granted the accreditation classification of “Accredited” by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) on February 6, 2013.

    Learn About The Profession From ASCO

    The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) offers resources to future optometrists. Please take a moment to read their True Stories flipbook to learn more about the difference you can make in people’s lives. You may also access more information directly at: