Welcome from Dean Karla Zadnik

On behalf of all of us at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, welcome! We want you to use our website to cultivate your interest in optometry in general and in Ohio State Optometry in particular.

Our goal is simple--admit the 64 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.

Explore our website and online materials. Learn more about The Buckeye Advantage and how you can become part of the Ohio State Optometry family.

Please let us know how we can best serve you!

Karla Zadnik, OD PhD
Dean and Glenn A. Fry Professor in Optometry and Physiological Optics