Dr. Jeff Walline

About Us

Acting Dean's Welcome

Optometry is a great profession! Optometrists see far more tears of joy than tears of sorrow while caring for patients, because we help people be their best selves by providing them with clear, comfortable vision.

The Ohio State University College of Optometry provides future optometrists with a wide-ranging education that encompasses a strong scientific background, robust business acumen, skills for leadership, and the ability to speak with patients you care for as well as the public with whom you interact. 

We accept the 68 best students and provide them with a far-reaching education.

Class of 2024 Board Passage Rate

The Buckeye Advantage encompasses the consistently highest pass rates on boards, the most comprehensive business education among optometry schools, a curriculum intentionally dedicated to building leadership skills, an opportunity to simultaneously earn a master’s degree with an OD degree, and much more!

Browse our website for a comprehensive description of what we offer at the College of Optometry, and visit our ever-improving facilities to see what we have to offer.


Go Buckeyes!

Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD
Acting Dean