The mission and goals of the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University are:
- 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 and goal 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.