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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 is quantified with a NBEO Part I Board Pass Rate that exceeds the national average.

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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. Timothy A. Wingert, Dean of the School of Optometry

Dean's Welcome

We welcome you to our website and campus as part of a continued dialogue regarding your future optometric education. The Rosenberg School of Optometry is proud of the familial culture and community, while offering outstanding opportunities to develop and grow your optometric skills through providing care to a diverse patient population at 4 distinct clinical settings operated by the University of the Incarnate Word.

- Dr. Timothy A. Wingert

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

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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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