The College of Optometry prepares optometric physicians to practice at the highest level of proficiency, integrity, and professionalism.

  • Safe, green campus in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Clinical experiences in all optometric specialties such as pediatrics, low vision, contact lenses, and ocular disease
  • Truly improve patients' lives at The Eye Care Institute's five locations
  • Unique programs to enhance learning, including mini-MBA, Extended Program, and Preparatory Optometry Program
  • International mission trips annually provide rewarding clinical experiences
  • Enhance careers with post-graduate learning opportunities, including M.S. in Clinical Vision Research, M.P.H., and unique Residencies
  • Multidisciplinary environment encourages scholarly activity, networking, service, and lifelong learning
  • Student organizations and charitable social events unite a diverse student body
  • Full university community with a great gym and interactive environment to help students achieve a healthy school/life balance
  • Use iPads and advanced technology in the classroom, lab, and clinics

Join the ranks of optometric physicians and dedicate yourself to the preservation and enhancement of the gift of sight.

Undergraduate Admissions

Doctor of Optometry

Become a professional, clinical optometrist in a traditional four-year program or extended five-year option.

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About the Profession

About the Profession

Real lives. Real impact. That's why we do it.

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About the College

About the College

The College of Optometry prepares, educates, and trains optometric physicians to practice at the highest level of proficiency, integrity, and professionalism.

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After graduation, post-graduate learning opportunities will increase your career prospects.

Clinical Vision Research

Clinical Vision Research

The M.S. in Clinical Vision Research program bridges clinical care in optometry with vision science by educating and training health-care professionals to conduct clinical research in a patient care or academic setting.

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Residency

Residency

Residency programs provide advanced clinical training in Primary Eye Care, Ocular Disease, Contact Lenses, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics/Low Vision.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

Watch residents from the College of Optometry share their excitement about their specialized training.

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Advance your practice through professional development and networking with your peers.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Online or in-person courses meet your need to stay current as the field advances.

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Alumni Chapter

Alumni Chapter

We welcome you to meet the Alumni Chapter and join us for fun and supportive events.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned with the College of Optometry Alumni Chapter and Continuing Education events.

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News and Events

Featured Degrees and Programs

Doctor of Optometry

Residency Program

Residency Program

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