The mission of the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University is:
- To educate excellent optometrists who reflect our diverse communities through our professional, residency, and continuing education programs.
- To conduct excellent research in vision science, through our graduate education and research programs.
- To provide excellent optometric care to the community, through our teaching clinics, externship sites, and residency programs.
An additional mission shared with the Graduate School of The Ohio State University is:
- to educate and train ophthalmic and vision scientists for the advancement of those teaching, research, and service missions above (Pattern of Administration, College of Optometry, May 31, 2005, p. 1).