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.
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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.
Thursday, December 8 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!
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
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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: