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University of the Incarnate Word

Rosenberg School of Optometry

University of the Incarnate Word

Inspired by UIW's founders, Rosenberg School of Optometry students advance the mission of health and human dignity for all across South Texas and the nation.

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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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News & Events

"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