The best place to learn optometry, Our College of Optometry is the only Center of Excellence college in the Philippines declared by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). This means the college has continued to provide and uphold its exceptional standards in the quality of teaching and its teachers, producing new knowledge in the field via research, consistently achieving high board passing rates and producing topnotchers in the board exams, and growing partnerships with the relevant organization both here and abroad.
Our college consistently produces high-performing optometry doctors who provide excellent eye and vision care for people. Be part of our community and experience unrivaled quality in optometry.
All our efforts are recognized by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, an external body that checks the quality standards of universities and has given us a PACUCOA Level IV Accreditation status.
Help someone see the world better by providing eye care and improving their vision through Optometry. The best in the country, our college of optometry has produced top notchers and titans of the industry as the only Center for Excellence college in this field. You will surely be ready to become the best optometrist you can be and launch your career in this field through our program.
Bigger, Bolder, Brighter Centralinos!
Katherine M. De Mesa Dean / OD, MAEd; Fellow, Asia Optometric Congress; Fellow, IPAO Low Vision Society
Caroline L. Ferrer Associate Dean, Social Learning and Participation / OD, MSO; Special Ocular Pharmacology Certified; Fellow, Asia Optometric Congress; Fellow, IPAO Low Vision Society
Donnie Y. SaludesAssociate Dean, Curriculum, Instruction & Research / OD, MAEd; Fellow, Asia Optometric Congress; Fellow, IPAO Low Vision Society; Member, International Association of Contact Lens Educators
Jennifer Lyn G. VIÑOLAAssociate Dean, Administration and Quality Assurance /OD, MAEd (c)
John Lorenze V. Juarez Associate Dean, Student Welfare and Support/ OD, MAEd; Fellow, Asia Optometric Congress ; Fellow, IPAO Low Vision Society
Elmo L. Ado, Jr.BS Medical Technology.; Doctor of Medicine; Master of Arts in College Teaching
Alejandro A. CaiñaDoctor of Medicine; Diplomate Philippine Board of Ophthalmology; Fellow, Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology; Specialist, Uvietis
Cristina Bernadette A. MediranDoctor of Optometry
Arwin Jay L. BaldestamonDoctor of Optometry
Andrea Isabelle V. SumayaDoctor of Optometry
Aldwin S. LanorioDoctor of Optometry
Bryan Joshua M. BernardoDoctor of Optometry
Kyle Joseph P. MatutinaDoctor of Optometry
Jasmine S. DeanDoctor of Optometry
The organization that seeks to promote and protect the interest and welfare of Optometry students and initiates and supports meaningful projects consistent with its goals.
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