Focused on Excellence in Optometric Education and Vision Research
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I-DOC Recognized

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Our Commitment

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HEED Award

Being at Ohio State Optometry, you find classmates that you connect with, you find faculty who make you feel supported and loved.
Katie Ohio State Optometry Student
of Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) awards

Programs that Build and Maintain our Inclusive Student Community

  • I-DOC - Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers Summer program
  • Holistic admissions
  • BuckEye Launch Prematriculation Program
  • Welcome Events
  • SocialEyes
  • Winter Warm-up cultural fair
  • Affinity groups in the inter professional council
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Your professors, attendings, the faculty ... they’re really going to invest in you, and they have a way of encouraging you and supporting you, but also challenging you to reach your full potential.
Jenna Ohio State Optometry Student

Dr. Nicky Lai

Associate Clinical Professor


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Optometry Student