Doctor of Optometry Program

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Curriculum | Leadership | Career | Community 

We are a highly selective national program within the largest academic Health Sciences community and with access to the resources of one of the largest universities in the U.S.  You will learn from a group of highly qualified and passionate optometrists, whose primary goal is to provide top notch eye care to the world by training the finest optometrists in the world. You will experience every mode of practice just within our state of the art clinics and then delve further into specialty areas through our exceptional externship sites. With a focus on both clinical skills and research under one roof, you will receive a balanced, comprehensive optometric education that will allow you to pursue any career you want. With leadership development programs, one-on-one career and personal coaching, and a comprehensive practice management curriculum, you will find your best fit in the field of optometry and secure the tools to achieve your individual practice goals. Meanwhile, our small class sizes, allow you to develop strong personal relationships with your peers and faculty, enriching your student experience and later serving as the foundation of your life-long professional network. We invite you to explore these pages to find out more about how Ohio State Optometry can work for you. 



The professional optometric degree program at the Ohio State University College of Optometry holds the status of “Accredited” from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE), 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63141—Telephone 314-991-4100.  The next evaluation visit is currently scheduled for November, 2028.  The classification of “Accredited” is granted to an educational program indicating that the program generally meets the standards of accreditation and that the program has no deficiencies or weaknesses that compromise the educational effectiveness of the total program.