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Colleges & Departments

Optometry Department

The Optometry program was offered during the Academic Year 2021-2022 in CEU Malolos under the leadership of CEU Manila’s School of Optometry, the first and only optometry school in Region 3. 

 

It aims to produce highly trained, technically skilled, and globally competitive optometrists who are fully capable of delivering the full spectrum of optometric services in primary health care. CEU is 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

  • The country’s top provider of board topnotchers and licensed optometrists (6-year program)
  • FIRST and ONLY Optometry program in Region III
  • 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
  • Internet-enabled library facilities adequate for research
  • HYFLEX Learning modality

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. 

Dean/Program head and contact details

Dr. Elena C. Borromeo
Dean, School of Optometry
[email protected]


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

 

Optometry Department Office, 

1st Flr., Pilar Hidalgo Lim Bldg.
Centro Escolar University
Km 44 McArthur Highway,
City of Malolos, Bulacan
(044) 791-6359 loc. 1102

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

 

  • Borromeo, Elena C.

      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
  • The Medical City Eye Institute


Specialty Clinics

  • 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
  • The Medical City


Industry Partners

  • Alcon
  • Essilor
  • Santen
  • Zeizz
  • HOYA
  • OphthaMed


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

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College scholarships.

Various scholarship programs are available to qualified students, be they entering freshmen or continuing students. Freshmen may avail of a scholarship, which is renewable upon fulfillment of certain requirements. In addition, continuing students may apply for scholarships funded by the University itself, alumni, and friends of the University, and some corporations with interests in the University.

 

The University also provides financial grants to students who participate in extracurricular activities such as extramural, membership in the choir, leadership in student councils, or other similar groups.

 

Only one scholarship or financial grant shall be enjoyed by any student. In case a student is qualified for more than one university scholarship or grant, he/she may avail himself/herself of the higher or more generous grant.

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