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Pandemic: A Year in Photos

March 17, 2021 marks the anniversary of the day Berkeley Optometry went into full lockdown mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes were online, the clinic moved to emergency care only, and all non-clinical staff except for essential workers began working from home. The last year has challenged all of us in ways we could never have imagined. The members of Berkeley Optometry’s community demonstrated extraordinary resourcefulness, resilience and kindness. Our faculty and students have shown incredible flexibility and enthusiasm for delivering and receiving remote learning. Equally gratifying has been our clinical faculty, students, and staff response to the crisis. We continued to provide eye care for our community – an arrangement that not only served our own patients and clinical learners, but also played a role in the school’s mission to help reduce hospital emergency room visits relating to eye care during the COVID-19 crisis. The slideshow below demonstrates, in pictures, the resolve shown by our community throughout this crisis, and proves that together we will carry on and find ways to serve our students, our patients, and our alumni.

Big Give Logo.
Dr. Chris Wilmer.
virtual paint-and-sip night viz Zoom with the class of 2024!
Graphic, text reads: Black Lives Matter, Optometry for BLM.
Lab class Zoom meeting with Austin Roorda.
Graphic, text reads: Congratulations Class of 2020.
The full clinic crew wearing their COVID masks.
25 students from Class of 2023 say thank you via Zoom.
COVID science lecture with Jev Gh Aeb, Gareth Hastings, and Alexandra Boehm.
Eight people holding up their COVID vaccine card.
Virtual telehealth appointment on screen.
Advertisement, text reads: Come meet us! Friday visits now virtual. Dates available in September, October, November, and December 2020. Virtual via Zoom.
Julie Self and canine friend doing VS.
Eye Protest, handheld sign reads: "Open Your Eyes."
Opto-Camp zoom meeting, with 25 participants pictured.
Nine Primary Comprehensive Care Clinic Staff Members.
Library work stations.
Dr. Chu and four doctors on campus.
14 participants at the 33rd annual Quiz Bowl, via Zoom.
Three students at the summer clinic in the pre-clinic.
Clinic entrance screening station.
Berkeley staff member at the clinic reception and screening area.
Dr. Moy Home set-up for lecture.
Stephen Chun.
Dr. Chu and six students.
Six student volunteers.
Two staff members at the front desk.
Angie Gonzalez.
Zoom Meeting, Dr J. Speaking.
Online CE set up.
Dr. Maria Liu.
Statue of Meredith Morgan, wearing a Berkeley Optometry & Vision Science logo COVID mask.