We want to meet you!  The Ohio State University College of Optometry conveniently offers several unique opportunities for prospective students to visit campus in person or virtually.

Admissions Visit Day is a wonderful opportunity for prospective students to connect with current students here at the college.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not have any in person Visit Days scheduled for 2020. Please check back or join our mailing list for future dates.   

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) is an intensive four-day program, held in mid-July, that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented undergraduate college students to careers in optometry. Applications for the 2020 virtual program close on June 29th. For more information on the I-DOC program, please visit:

Our admissions staff schedules one-on-one, personalized appointments with students to discuss the admissions process and any other information a student may want to cover.  These meetings are scheduled throughout the year and are available, Monday-Thursday anytime from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  To schedule a meeting, call 614-292-2647 or email

Our admissions team travels to colleges and universities throughout North America meeting with student clubs, organizations, and classes.  Are you interested in having us come to your school?  To schedule a visit, contact Justin Griest, Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Financial Aid, at