Doctor of Optometry

One of The Best Academic Environments For Schools of Optometry In The Nation

The prescribed 4-year curriculum is based in the medical model, emphasizing individualized attention and clinical development. The curriculum integrates classroom experience and patient contact, providing early exposure to clinical training captured through community outreach programs, rotations through our clinics and externships in clinical sites both nationally and internationally.

Distinctive features of the curriculum include case-based seminars, grand rounds, problem-based learning, incorporation of educational technologies such as web-based learning, classroom performance system, digital libraries, podcasts and video conferencing.

Opportunities exist for clinical research through our Summer Fellowship Training Program as well as interaction with other medical and health care providers primarily through our Inter-Professional Education (IPE) program.