Dean Zadnik Earns Prentice Medal Award

Dean Karla ZadnikThe Ohio State University College of Optometry's Dean Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, is the winner of the 2020 Charles F. Prentice Medal Award, the highest research honor bestowed by the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Flom Earns Feinbloom Award

Dr. Roanne FlomDr. Roanne Flom, OD, professor of clinical optometry and low vision chief at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, is the winner of the American Academy of Optometry’s 2020 William Feinbloom Award.

Dr. Walline Earns Schapero Award

Congratulations to #OSUopt Associate Dean for Research Jeff Walline (OD, MS’98, PhD’02), winner of the Max Schapero Memorial Lecture Award from the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Good Earns Public Health Honor

Dr. Gregory GoodCongratulations to Ohio State Optometry Professor Emeritus Gregory Good (OD’75, MS’79, PhD’81), winner of the Henry B. Peters Award from the Public Health and Environmental Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry.

College of Optometry Receives "Insight Into Diversity" 2020 HEED Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University College of Optometry received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual Health Professions HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S.

SocialEYES Group Has Virtual Fun

Ohio State Optometry SocialEyes groups are engaging and building friendships during the pandemic by creatively incorporating technology into their activities.


Summer OEI Conference Will Be Virtual for 2020

The Annual Summer Conference hosted by Optometric Educators Inc. and The Ohio State University College of Optometry will be held virtually this year.

We will offer a total of 14 hours of continuing education. Of these, eight hours will be offered in a live webinar format, with four hours offered on Saturday, July 25, and four hours on Sunday, July 26. The remaining six hours will be offered as asynchronous online lectures that you can “attend” anytime between July 25 and August 9. 

New Non-Resident Tuition Model Relieves Burden for Out-of-State Students

Our goal is simple--admit the 68 best first-year optometry students in the country. We want the future leaders, the next generation of professors, and the most successful practitioners. If you have the abilities, experiences, drive, and dedication that make you want to excel at the most comprehensive health sciences center in the country, then our program is for you.   – Dean Karla Zadnik

A Message from Dean Karla Zadnik

“Justice is what love looks like in public.” – Cornel West, PhD

Words truly fail. 2020 was to be our year of vision. Now we feel like it’s the year we know we needed to see; we must not look away. We must continue to strive to rise above society’s racist demons and to emerge more just, better, and kinder.

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