List of Top Optometry Schools in the U.S.
The United States has 18 Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) programs that are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association. Many optometry schools also offer vision science programs that lead to a Master of Science (M.S.) or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
Top Accredited Doctor of Optometry Programs
1. University of California - Berkeley
The University of California - Berkeley, commonly referred to as Berkeley, was ranked first in 2011 among the top public colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Faculty honors at Berkeley include four Pulitzer Prize winners, 32 MacArthur Fellows and 21 Nobel laureates, eight of which are current faculty members.
Students of the 4-year O.D. program spend 440 hours in laboratory training before participating in field clinics during the last two years. The University Eye Center offers on-campus training clinics in geriatrics, binocular vision and primary care, among others. Training in off-campus and community outreach clinics is also available. The school's graduate program leading to an M.S. or a Ph.D. in Vision Science offers instruction in molecular genetics, neurobiology and infectious diseases.
- Address: 107 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
- Phone Number: (510) 642-6000
2. University of Alabama at Birmingham
Students from throughout the U.S. and 109 countries are enrolled in over 130 degree programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). U.S. News & World Report ranked UAB 151st in its 2011 list of top universities in the nation. The School of Optometry offers an O.D. program that combines a foundation in vision science with professional training in clinical optometry. Students can take advantage of the many resources available from the UAB Academic Health Sciences Center during their four years of full time study. The school also offers a graduate vision science program that aims to produce graduates who will contribute to innovation in vision science research and teaching.
- Address: 1530 Third Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35294
- Phone Number: (205) 934-4011
List of U.S. Colleges with Optometry Schools
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Ohio State University||55,014||190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210||(614) 292-6446|
|Indiana University - Bloomington||42,347||107 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7000||(812) 855-4848|
|University of Houston||37,000||4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX 77004||(713) 743-1000|
|University of California - Berkeley||35,830||Berkeley, CA 94720||(510) 642-6000|
|Nova Southeastern University||29,153||3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314||(954) 262-7300|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham||16,874||1530 Third Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35294||(205) 934-4011|
|University of Missouri - St Louis||16,534||One University Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63121||(314) 516-5000|
|Ferris State University||13,865||1201 South State St., Big Rapids, MI 49307||(231) 591-2000|
|Northeastern State University||9,239||600 N. Grand Ave., Tahlequah, OK 74464||(918) 456-5511|
|University of the Incarnate Word||6,756||4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209||(210) 829-6000|
|Pacific University||3,198||2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116||(877) 722-8648|
|Salus University||1,166||8360 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027||(215) 780-1400|
|Illinois College of Optometry||628||3241 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616||(312) 949-7400|
|Southern College of Optometry||484||1245 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104||(901) 722-3200|
|New England College of Optometry||467||424 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02115||(617) 266-2030|
|Southern California College of Optometry||394||2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831||(714) 870-7226|
|SUNY College of Optometry||301||33 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036||(212) 938-4000|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico - School of Optometry||213||500 John Will Harris Ave., Bayamon, PR 00957||(787) 765-1915|
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