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Schools and Programs

School of Optometry

Established in 1928, the School of Optometry has produced highly trained, technically skilled, and globally competitive optometrists who are fully capable of delivering the full spectrum of optometric services in primary health care.

 

Known as the Home of Board Topnotchers, the School has continuously evolved to become the premier School of Optometry in the Philippines. Its academic program is progressive and is characterized by competitive faculty, the most modern clinical and laboratory facilities, comprehensive clinical/hospital externship program, and an intensive community outreach service. Moreover, the program includes not only academic but also co-curricular and extra-curricular activities which help develop students to become global leaders in their future profession and independent thinkers cognizant of their crucial role in primary eye care.

 

VISION

To Continuously Provide Globally Competitive Optometrist.

 

MISSION

To Provide Globally Competitive Optometrist who are Scientifically Competent, Technically Skilled, Caring and Responsible Professional to deliver the full spectrum of Optometric Services required in Primary Health Care.

Distinct Features

  • CHED Center of Development for Optometry
  • The country’s top provider of board topnotchers and licensed optometrists (6-year program)
  • 100% passing average in the 2014 Board Exams (first time takers)
  • FIRST and ONLY Optometry program with the highest level of accreditation, Level IV, by PACUCOA as certified by FAAP
  • Affiliate member of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry-USA
  • Competent and experienced faculty members (M.A. and Ph.D. degree holders)
  • Comprehensive and well-planned student activities and externship programs
  • State-of-the-art Vision and Eye Care Center, Essilor Sight Center, Specialty Clinic and Ophthalmic Laboratory
  • Complete Optometry Clinical Facilities
  • Internet-enabled library facilities adequate for research

Academic Programs

DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Knowledge in basic allied and health sciences, general and ocular medical sciences, visual sciences, clinical sciences as well as an understanding of the health care delivery system;
  • Provide quality eye and vision care through comprehensive and appropriate examination, measurement, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of eye and vision condition;
  • Competence in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of systemic conditions and processes that affects vision;
  • Exhibit standard personal, professional, and ethical values fitting of a health care provider;
  • Be cognizant and responsive to the health care needs of the community and other sectors;
  • A life-long commitment to continuing professional development;

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

CEU Optometry graduates are the most sought-after professionals both locally and internationally. 

  • Private Practice - Owning and operating an individual private practice and providing direct patient care.
  • Group Practice - Working in a partnership or group practice with two or more ODs.
  • Retail/Optical Setting  - Practicing as an independent practitioner in a retail or optical setting such as IVC, EO.
  • Corporate / Industrial - Working in a corporate setting to perform clinical research, develop eye-related products, or provide patient care within a clinic.
  • Military Optometry - Joining the military as an officer and providing eye care in a branch of the armed forces. 
  • Public Health/ Hospitals/ Interdisciplinary Care - Working with other health care practitioners to provide interdisciplinary care in a hospital, community health center, or a clinical setting. 
  • Research  - Conducting research to advance optometric knowledge and treatment options for ocular conditions and diseases.
  • Optometric / Ophthalmologic Professional Settings - Working in a setting with an ophthalmologist to co-manage patients.
  • Consultants - Providing professional services to the ophthalmic industry, government, sports, education or other field. 

Deans and Academic Heads

Dr. Elena C. Borromeo
Dean, School of Optometry
ecborromeo@ceu.edu.ph


2nd Flr. Generosa de Leon Science Center
Centro Escolar University
9 Mendiola St.,
San Miguel, Manila City
(+63)2 8735-6861 to 71 loc. 221

Faculty Profile

Permanent Faculty:

  • Anda, Maria Concepcion F.

Master of Science in Optometry Education/ Master of Arts in Teaching

Centro Escolar University

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Cruz, Irene L.

Master of Science in Optometry Education/ Master of Arts in Teaching

Centro Escolar University

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Garcia, Maricar A.

Master of Arts in Teaching/ Master of Science in Optometry Education

Centro Escolar University

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Gariando, Carol Fe A.

Doctor of Philosophy (Curriculum and Supervision)

Centro Escolar University

 

Master of Arts in Teaching

Centro Escolar University

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Masanga, Fides F.

Master of Science in Optometry Education/ Master of Arts in Teaching

Centro Escolar University

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Samson, Marilyn H.

Master of Science in Optometry Education/ Master of Arts in Teaching

Centro Escolar University

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Suarez, Sherwin William B.

Master of Occupational Health

University of the Philippines

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Yu, Maria Cecilia L.

Master of Science in Optometry Education/ Master of Arts in Teaching

Centro Escolar University

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

Fixed Term:

  • Blanco, Gregeny Nivin

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Olazo, Ericka Glaze

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Soriano, Roji

Master of Education in Teaching

Manila Center University

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

Lecturer:

  • Ado, Jr. Elmo L.

Master of Arts in College Teaching major in Medical Technology

Manila Central University

 

Doctor of Medicine

Manila Central University

 

  • Gasolasco, Ian Emmanuel T.

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Landrito Jr., Fernando A.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Centro Escolar University

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Reyes, Regina

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

 

  • Valdez, Jr.Romeo A.

Master of Public Health

Institute of Community and Family Health, Inc.

 

Doctor of Optometry

Centro Escolar University

Linkages

Eye Centers

  • American Eye Center
  • Asian Eye Institute
  • Novagen Eye Center
  • Peregrine Eye and Laser Institute
  • Perfect Sight
  • Shinagawa Laser & Aesthetics


Specialty Clinics

  • Fe Del Mundo Vision Care Research & Training institute
  • Resources for the Blind Inc.
  • Vision Therapy Philippines


Opticals

  • Executive Opticals
  • George
  • Ideal Vision
  • Sunnies Specs Optical
  • Vision Express


Ophthalmic Laboratories

  • Essilor
  • GB Vision Care
  • Hongkong Optical Lens Phils. Laboratory Inc.
  • HOYA
  • MTC
  • Plastilens


Hospitals

  • Citicare Valenzuela
  • Medical Center Manila
  • Rizal Medical Center
  • The Medical City


Industry Partners

  • Alcon
  • Essilor
  • Santen
  • Zeizz


Malaysian University

  • MSU management & Science University
  • SEGI University & Colleges
  • OOLS Online Optom Learning Series


Professional Organization

  • AOC - Asia Optometric Congress
  • ASCO - Association of School and Colleges of Optometry
  • IACLE - International Association of Contact Lens Educators 
  • RIPS - Royal Institute of Optometrist, Singapore
  • IPAO - Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrist, INC 
  • PSPHOO - Philippine Society of Public Health and Occupational Optometry

Laboratories and Facilities

  • Vision and Eye Care Center (VECC)
    GDLSC Bldg. Ground Floor
    This is the main clinic facility for the provision of actual clinical experience to student clinicians. It has 20 clinic modules to cater the growing number of student clinicians. Each module is fully equipped with up to date ophthalmic equipment and instruments donated by our industry partners to deliver the full spectrum of vision and eye care services.

 

  • Essilor Sight Center
    GDLSC Bldg. 2nd Floor  
    A newly open clinic facility donated by Essilor Philippines. It has four clinic modules which are completely equipped with state of the art ophthalmic instruments and equipment. This is where patients for ophthalmologic consultation are being assessed. This center has conference area where discussion of challenging clinical cases are being conducted.  

 

  • Optometry Specialty Clinic 
    GDLSC Bldg. Rm. 206 
    This is the clinic facility for Specialty Field of Optometry such as Clinical Low Vision and Rehabilitation, Sports Vision, Clinical Neuro-Optometry, Vision Therapy, Specialty Contact Fitting. It has 4 refracting units with LCD projectors. It has complete sets of low vision materials for thorough examination of patients with moderate to severe vision impairments. This clinic facility has a wide range of vision therapy materials sufficient to properly deliver vision therapy sessions 

 

  • Ophthalmic Laboratory (OphLab)
    GDLSC Bldg. Rm. 210 
    This facility is specially designed to meet the requirement of the Ophthalmic class laboratory and Ocular Prosthetics Laboratory. The room contains a lensometer, edging machines, lens blanks, and other instruments and equipment used for edging, polishing & finishing ophthalmic lenses. 

School Scholarships

  • Essilor Philippines Scholarship Grant

  • Optometry Alumni Chapter Scholarship Grant

  • Ideal Vision Center (IVC) School now Pay later 

  • Vision Express Scholarship Grant

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