Ferris State University, Michigan College of Optometry
At the Michigan College of Optometry, we’re blessed with a new adventure: A state-of-the-art facility that opened this year. We’re also blessed with a dedicated and inspiring staff, eager student body and enthusiastic alumni support. Help us continue the momentum that has been created by committing to our effort to Realize the Vision.
Illinois College Of Optometry
The Illinois College of Optometry is one of the world’s leading urban optometric institutions. Located in Chicago, ICO resides in the educational and healthcare corridor along with the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Mercy Medical Centers.
Indiana University, School of Optometry
The Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO) protects, advances, and promotes the vision, eye care, and health of people worldwide by preparing students for careers in optometry, the ophthalmic industry, and vision science. Our internationally recognized faculty and clinical staff are dedicated to providing students with a solid foundation for success in even the most challenging clinical and research environments. We invite you to explore this site and learn more about our commitment to the discovery and application of knowledge in optometry and vision science.
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry
The Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry is one of the few fully accredited bilingual (English – Spanish) institutions offering the Doctor of Optometry degree. The program provides ample knowledge in its basic and clinical science department and a patient care department in which primary diagnosis, treatment and management eye care is emphasized. Graduates of the school are eligible for licenses in Puerto Rico, all 50 states and The District of Columbia and in many others countries around the world.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University, School of Optometry
The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, School of Optometry(MCPHS) offers a student-oriented, learner-centered program designed to provide a world-class education leading to a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. The four-year program uses the latest in instructional technology to assure that its graduates possess a state-of-the-art education necessary to diagnose and manage the wide variety of ocular and systemic conditions encountered in today’s intense clinical settings.
Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry
Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) has been granted the pre-accreditation classification of “Preliminary Approval” by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE), of the American Optometric Association (AOA), 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141-7881. “Preliminary approval” is the only classification available to a new professional program.
New England College of Optometry
As one of the country’s oldest continuously operating optometry schools, we understand what it takes to make an outstanding optometrist. Our curriculum focuses on early and comprehensive clinical training in combination with timely and relevant classroom instruction. With over 150 clinical internship sites throughout the country and abroad, NECO provides an unparalleled diversity of clinical training that begins in your very first weeks here.
Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
The Oklahoma College of Optometry at Northeastern State University, one of only 20 optometric training schools in the nation, prides itself on creating world-class optometrists with practical experience both in and out of the classroom. Through our partnerships with the Cherokee Nation and other area entities, our students experience more than 50,000 patient encounters each year.
Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry
The Optometry program at NSU will prepare you to meet the challenges of expanding primary eye care as the practice of optometry evolves over the coming decades.
We offer training in all clinical areas, including primary care and specialties such as binocular disorders, contact lenses, low vision, ocular disease, geriatrics, pediatrics, and refractive surgery. You will also acquire a knowledge of cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, genetics, and epidemiology of eye disorders.
Pacific University, College of Optometry
Pacific University College of Optometry became part of the Pacific campus in 1945. It was originally founded in 1921 as the North Pacific College of Optometry. Pacific University provides a rich and warm learning environment in a beautiful location. We create a sense of family that endures for life. Focusing on the graduation of a comprehensive practitioner with expertise in general optometry, contact lenses, low vision, vision therapy, sports vision and ocular disease.
Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Salus University, named for a Latin word meaning health and well-being, is known for its primary care philosophy, holistic approach, and commitment to the development and success of its students. Established by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University is a fully accredited academic institution offering professional and graduate degree programs in Optometry, Audiology, Physician Assistant studies, Public Health and Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Established in 1904, the College is located in Fullerton – a city of over 137,000 nestled against the hills of North Orange County, one of the most progressive counties in the nation. SCCO’s mission is to educate today’s minds to provide tomorrow’s eye, vision and health care. They offer a four-year professional college granting the Doctor of Optometry degree, and the Master of Science in Vision Science degree, and offering a Vision Care Assistant program. In August 2011, the College announced plans to start a Physician Assistant program – the first in Orange County – via a two-year graduate degree.
Southern College Of Optometry
Founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1932, Southern College of Optometry ranks as one of the nation’s leading institutions of optometric education. SCO’s students consistently outscore the national average in board scores and graduation rates. The college is committed to academic excellence and cutting-edge clinical training. Students and faculty enjoy the opportunity to learn and practice optometry in The Eye Center, one of the largest and most clinically advanced vision and eye care centers in the country. More than 60,000 patient encounters are recorded each year at The Eye Center.
State University of New York College of Optometry
Since opening its doors to the first class of students in 1971, the College has grown to become one of the leading colleges of optometry and vision research centers in the world. The College houses the University Eye Center, one of the largest outpatient vision care clinics in the country, and the Harold Kohn Vision Science Library, the largest vision science library in the country. These resources ensure SUNY students receive the most comprehensive clinical training supported by an outstanding academic education. (Source: About SUNY College of Optometry)
Location: SUNY is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan on Bryant Park and just one block away from Times Square. All classrooms, research facilities, and the library are located in a 298,000 square-foot, 18-story building on 42nd Street. The University Eye Center is also located in the building with several externship sites located around New York City and beyond.
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.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Optometry
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry adds value to the state of Alabama, the Southeast, the United States, and the world through excellent, effective, and efficient optometric and vision science education, research, service, and patient care programs. The school has thirty full-time and a dozen part-time faculty whose mission is to contribute exceptional ideas in optometric sciences and clinical practice through research and scholarship, and to fulfill the teaching mission of the School of Optometry with education and clinical training of optometry students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows.
University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry
Our faculty is dedicated to preparing you to meet current and future needs for providing eye care to a diverse patient population in the twenty-first century. With this goal in mind, our curriculum is structured to offer you a comprehensive and intensive clinical training program complemented by a cutting-edge education in vision science. For those OD students interested in exploring the possibilities of research during their optometric education, we offer a summer program sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NIH). In addition, post-OD students may choose to apply to our Residency Program or Graduate Research Program.
University of Houston, College of Optometry
Welcome to the University of Houston College of Optometry, the only public optometry training program in the state of Texas. Our campus is located in the largest city in Texas and the 4th largest city in the nation, also home to the largest medical center in the world. We prepare students for modern clinical practice as primary eyecare providers in five different community clinic settings located in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. We also provide advanced training in medical and surgical eye care through our on-site ambulatory surgical center and in partnership with our network of training facilities around the nation. Our research and graduate training programs prepare students for future careers in biomedical research.
University of Missouri – St. Louis, College of Optometry
The mission of the UMSL College of Optometry is to promote and provide improved eye and health care for people throughout the country by preparing the next generation of optometrists and vision researchers. To accomplish our mission the faculty, staff and students will pursue excellence within our professional, graduate, residency and patient care programs. The College of Optometry operates four full-service eye care facilities. These four clinical facilities collectively are referred to as the “Center for Eye Care.” The centers are located on the South Campus of the UM-St. Louis, in the Central West End of the city of St. Louis, in East St. Louis, Illinois and in Harvester, Missouri.
University of Montreal, Ecole D Optometrie
The School of Optometry at the University of Montreal was founded in 1910, in the years following the enactment of the first Optometry Act. The School of Optometry at the University of Montreal has a mission that focuses on three (3) areas: education, research and outreach. The school must help ensure that the optometrist has the highest level of knowledge and skills to intervene with the population, according to North American standards of practice as a health professional working at the forefront of eye and vision care.
University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry
Established by Presbyterian ministers in 1889, the University of Pikeville is located in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky and stands as a beacon of opportunity in the heart of Central Appalachia and rural America. From humble beginnings, a four-room school situated on three acres, the founders set out to create an institution of higher learning for the youth of the mountains, a 126-year-old promise that defines the leading university of Central Appalachia. Steeped in the liberal arts tradition, the university, or UPIKE, encompasses five colleges, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. The university is a growing collective of 2,500 students from 42 states and 24 countries and more than 13,000 alumni. Each is a reflection of the founders’ expectations, a community of learners investing a real and considerable part of their lives in the things that last – education, leadership and service to fellow man. In 2014, the university announced the Kentucky College of Optometry, the next step in transforming the culture and health care of the region through access and education. A continuation of the university’s strategic focus on health sciences, together, the osteopathic medical school and the college of optometry will serve as an integrated health care model for rural medicine. The University of Pikeville has proudly established the Kentucky College of Optometry and is constructing a new state-of-the-art academic facility to house the new college. It is the goal of the University of Pikeville to make this new college the best and most prestigious college of optometry in America.
University of Waterloo, School of Optometry & Vision Science
The University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science provides the only English optometric training in Canada. The School delivers an accredited, four year degree program leading to a professional Doctor of Optometry (OD). An extensive clinic program provides practical experience for students and health services for the public. The School of Optometry and Vision Science also has an impressive program supporting research in Vision Science and Optometry.
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry
Western University of Health Sciences embarked on a special mission when it opened its doors in 1977 as the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP): The College of Optometry offers an innovative Doctor of Optometry program that emphasizes full scope optometry, vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation, and care for vulnerable populations such as those with developmental disabilities. The College of Optometry was granted the pre-accreditation classification of “Preliminary Approval” by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education on February 15, 2008. Not less than 12 months prior to graduation of the program’s first class, at the University’s invitation, the ACOE will schedule an on-site visit to be held near the end of the academic year to determine accreditation status.