Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Suzanne D. Scott


There are few clinics like Virginia Garcia Memorial Clinic in Cornelius, OR. VGMC is a low-income, Spanish-friendly clinic serving primarily a Hispanic population. This is a population with a great need for eye care and few Spanish-speaking doctors to provide it. As the native Hispanic population increases in the U.S., the ability to communicate in Spanish will become more of a necessity for many optometrist. This project is an English-Spanish translation of the instructions for the common tests included in a comprehensive vision exam. It includes instructions for children and common Spanish phrases, a pronunciation guide, and common optometric/medical terminology. The translation guide is geared for doctors who don't know Spanish in a primary care setting. It was designed to be published as an interactive website and can also be used in hardcopy form. 4

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Optometry Commons