The Ohio State University College of Optometry

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Founded in 1914, The Ohio State University College of Optometry in Columbus, Ohio, has been educating the nation’s leaders in optometry for over 100 years. Strong relationships between students and faculty members, our small class sizes, and a healthy dose of Buckeye spirit create a friendly and family-oriented atmosphere for students, faculty, and staff. Students enrich their education through required clinical rotations of various specialties such as binocular vision/pediatrics, contact lenses, private practice, VA, advanced ocular care, etc. Students have multiple avenues to pursue research with the ability to complete our combined OD/MS program. Outside the classroom, students find their niche at the college through a vast number of student organizations and network with future doctors thanks to a strong relationship between our college and the Ohio Optometric Association. OSU Optometry strives to provide a comprehensive, well-rounded education to best prepare our students for their futures as doctors of optometry in whichever modes of practice they choose.

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Vermont Scope of Practice

Vermont: Freedom and Unity For future physicians who enjoy sailing, hiking, and snowboarding, Vermont is an oasis surrounded by lush green mountains and expansive valleys, which continue to attract tourists when the leaves change in the fall. Larger towns like Burlington and Montpelier are home to the University of Vermont and the state capital, respectively. …

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Insights into the Field of Low Vision

Quick Facts about Low Vision ODs Within the medical community, opinions about the field of low vision can be misguided. Although a large portion of training focuses the art and science of refraction and magnification selection, the reality is that low vision specialists incorporate far more in patient examinations than magnifying glass powers. Doctors who specialize in …

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New Mexico Scope of Practice

New Mexico Scope of Practice Beauty abounds in the great state of New Mexico. Known as the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico boasts scenic mountain ranges, vast deserts, historic ghost towns, and picturesque hot air balloon festivals. The landscape is home to incredible wildlife including wild horses, cacti, and native hogs known as peccary. This …

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Demodex Blepharitis: A Mite-y Fine Problem

Your body, including your eyelids, is covered by mites.   On average, the human body is covered with millions of mites at any given time. Some scientists believe these mites live in symbiosis with humans, surviving off the dead skin cells that we slough off. Others believe the relationship is more commensalistic, where a mite …

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Alaska Scope of Practice

Alaska, the Last Frontier: a Leader in Scope of Practice   For curious future optometrists, Alaska offers a wide variety of patient populations including transplants, local Alaskan families, indigenous populations, as well as military service members. UMSL College of Optometry graduate Dr. Amber Mayberry took the time to hold an interview about why she chose to …

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Zap! Don’t Cut

New Treatment Options for Vitreous Floaters For chronic sufferers of large floaters, new technologies offer innovative treatment options that are safer and less invasive than traditional methods. For many years, the standard of care for treatment of vitreous floaters was a pars plana vitrectomy, an invasive surgical procedure that removes part of the vitreous. Post-vitrectomy recovery …

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Pennsylvania Scope of Practice

What do the Liberty Bell, Declaration of Independence, and the Franklin bifocal all have in common? They all have roots in the great state of Pennsylvania! From Scranton (featured on the NBC hit series The Office) to Hershey (the nation’s chocolate capital), Pennsylvania boasts a wide range of cultural and historical heritage. Philadelphia, known as …

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West Virginia Scope of Practice

West Virginia is home to historic mining towns, beautiful cities, and a rich cultural heritage. Tucked within the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia is renowned for its beautiful camping, hiking, white water rafting, and other outdoor activities. Within the state, West Virginia has a vast need for both optometric and primary care. West Virginia currently leads …

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Minnesota Scope of Practice

If you can handle the snow, the land of 10,000 lakes is a wonderful place to live and practice optometry! Because of the abounding love of biking, boating, and exploring the outdoors, Minnesotans are one of the healthiest U.S. populations. The statewide love of hockey, however, often provides optometrists many opportunities to manage post-concussive binocular …

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