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Why Optometry

Great rewards come with preserving the gift of health and good eyesight. Doctors of Optometry provide early, sometimes life-saving diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and disorders of the visual system, and identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

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Gain Early Clinical Experience

Clinical experience begins with first year observations and extends to patient screenings in year two. Your clinical rotations begin in the summer (first semester) of the third year with direct supervised clinical experiences (examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of patients) at the UIW Eye Institute (UIWEI) and the Bowden Eye Care and Health Center.

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NBEO Success

Students are prepared with a strong academic and clinical experience which supports student success.

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School of Optometry by the Numbers

Rosenberg School of Optometry Mission

The mission of the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry is to educate and prepare future leaders in optometry through excellence in education, patient care, and vision research.

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News and Events

UIW Optometry Student Wins National Award

Ms. Chantelle Roman, UIW Optometry StudentMs. Chantelle Roman – Alcon 2020 Case Report Award National Winner

UIW Optometry Student Wins National Award

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Optometry Admissions Prep Program (OPT APP)

The OPT APP virtual series offers unique opportunities to gain valuable insight into the admissions and enrollment process. All virtual sessions will be led by experienced admissions administrators. Sessions are offered on every other Wednesday throughout the Fall term.

Optometry Admissions Prep Program (OPT APP)

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Dr. Sandra Fortenberry, Acting Dean of the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry

Introducing our New Dean

Dr. Fortenberry is the Acting Dean and Associate Professor for the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO). She also serves as the Assistant Dean for Professional Advancement where she oversees Continuing Education and Professional Relations. Dr. Fortenberry joined UIW in the Spring of 2010 as part of the founding faculty at RSO.

“I am thankful to have been at RSO from the beginning,” says Fortenberry. “It really is a part of my soul. I hope that my contribution to this university and the optometry school will continue to benefit the students and the faculty as we raise our education to the next level of excellence. My vision is to promote optometry and advocate for the highest level of education to equip graduates with service and leadership in optometry. I am incredibly humbled and thrilled to be in a position to impact optometry education and to elevate UIW and RSO.”

Dr. Fortenberry will assume her new position on June 1, 2022.

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Contact the Rosenberg School of Optometry

Mailing Address: 4301 Broadway, CPO 17, San Antonio, TX 78209
Address: 9725 Datapoint Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 883-1190
Email: optometry@uiwtx.edu

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"We evaluate, treat, and educate patients on their ocular needs versus their want. It’s no longer just about glasses and contact lenses, it’s about healthier communities.”

Dr. Jose Correa ’13 OD

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