A Vision for the Future
Rated as one of the best career choices by the U.S. News and World Report (January 5, 2007), the profession of optometry will grow faster than average due to the increasing vision care needs of an aging population. To meet this growing demand, Western University of Health Sciences is offering a Doctor of Optometry degree through its new College of Optometry.

WesternU College of Optometry offers

  • An innovative, case-based, inter-professional didactic and clinical curriculum.
  • Early entry into clinical care starting in the first year of the program.
  • Academic and clinical emphasis on rehabilitative optometry to include low vision, vision therapy, and neuro-optometry.
  • A humanistic philosophy of education that prepares health professionals to care for patients in a compassionate, understanding, and empathetic manner.
  • An interdisciplinary environment where students will learn and train with other medical and health professions students.
  • The opportunity to study, learn and acquire clinical skills in new, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and clinical facilities.
  • Hands-on skills training in WesternU’s own Patient Care Center, off-campus clinical affiliates, and community-based clinical sites in the Southern California area.
  • The opportunity to become part of the college’s vision for the future, while advancing your career with a doctoral degree in one of the most promising health care fields—Optometry.
  • Courses that prepare students for the widest scope of optometric practice so they can provide care in any state or region.