Dr. Mark Sawamura

Dr. Mark Sawamura is currently an Associate Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry of Marshall B. Ketchum University.  He is a 1991 graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry and returned to teach at his alma mater following a post-graduate residency at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry/ Hahnemann University.  He has been a full time faculty member since 1994.  Dr. Sawamura serves as the Chief of the Jarnagin Center for Primary Eye Care and Ocular Disease within the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health, our new University multidisciplinary teaching clinic.  He teaches the neuro-ophthalmic disease track at the College as well as advanced ophthalmic procedures, application of lasers in ophthalmic practice and ocular disease courses.  His clinical interests lie in neuro-ophthalmic disorders, glaucoma, anterior chamber biometry, and imaging of the eye.  He has been involved in therapeutics courses for optometrists in multiple states and has provided the education for glaucoma certification in California.  Dr. Sawamura currently is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the California Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.  He has served as the Oral Examination Chair for the Diplomate in Neuro-ophthalmic Disease, PAM committee member for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Past Chairman of the ASCO SIG on Optometric Informatics, Past President and current board member of the Asian American Optometric Society and has authored TPA guides for California Optometrists.  He has authored medical abstracts for the Optometry Journal.  He is also a past recipient of the SCCO Faculty Excellence Award as well as multiple Teacher of the Year awards.