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Dean's Message


Welcome to Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry! The optometric profession offers many opportunities for careers in private practice, group practice, corporate practice, medical settings, military or Veterans Administration sites, and academia. Our program will prepare you to practice in all modes of practice, in any state or Canada, and help you achieve your professional goals.

We are proud of the high-quality instruction and clinical experience our program provides to assist you on your educational journey to becoming an optometric physician. Our objective is to help you succeed and we are committed to supporting a collaborative and inclusive learning environment. We value the advantages that diversity and inclusion bring to both the educational and clinical experiences of our students and faculty. Our primary goal is to prepare and graduate excellent doctors of optometry that will treat their patients with compassion and uphold the highest standards, ethics, and ideals of the profession.

Please take some time to explore our website and our social media accounts to learn more our about our college, students, faculty, and facilities so that you will discover the special things that make Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry stand out above the rest. I invite you to come visit or contact us for more information.

Linda S. Rouse, O.D., M.B.A., FAAO


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