See the Difference You Make Every Day, With Every Patient

Optometrists specialize in eye care and visual health, helping patients in many ways, and are an important part of the health care system. Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry prepares you to become a competent, compassionate professional who can make a difference with your patients every day. Join the ranks of optometric physicians and dedicate yourself to the preservation and enhancement of the gift of sight.

With NSU’s Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree, you get a view into someone’s overall health—you can be one of the first to detect serious health issues that ultimately can save lives as well as vision. You'll examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, and enhance vision with glasses, contact lenses, and visual rehabilitation. Optometry offers various modes of practice allowing you to choose the appropriate path for you to achieve work-life balance.

Why Earn Your Degree at NSU's College of Optometry?

Be a Part of the Next Generation of Optometric Physicians

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Doctor of Optometry, O.D.

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

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M.S. in Clinical Vision Research

The Master of Science 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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Residencies in Optometry

Residency programs provide advanced clinical training in primary eye care, ocular disease, contact lenses, pediatrics and binocular vision, and low vision.

Advance Your Practice With Professional Development and Networking

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Continuing Education

Engage in lifelong learning at our COPE and state approved continuing education conferences

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Alumni Chapter

Meet the Alumni Chapter and join us for fun and supportive events

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Optometry Career Connections

Bridging the gap between employers and prospective employees in the optometric industry

Quality Patient Care for the Community

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The Eye Care Institute

The Eye Care Institute provides the most current care for vision correction in addition to high quality diagnosis and management of eye conditions. A full spectrum of primary and specialty eye care services is available to people of all ages.

Eye and Vision Care Services

"Some of the external sites that I had the pleasure of visiting included a lot of ophthalmology subspecialties for things like general ophthalmology, corneal sub specialty, retina, orthoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology and orthopedic oncology. I got a chance to see cataract surgery, corneal transplants, retinal detachment surgery, lid surgeries, and just a wide variety of things. I definitely feel that it solidified a lot of the knowledge I learned from textbooks but never actually got to see in real life."

Olena Moiseiykina, O.D., Primary Care with emphasis in Ocular Disease

See Yourself at NSU's College of Optometry

The College of Optometry prepares, educates, and trains optometric physicians to practice at the highest level of proficiency, integrity, and professionalism. As part of the multidisciplinary environment, NSU students are encouraged to participate in everything from scholarly activities and lifelong learning opportunities to international mission trips.

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