One of our most precious gifts is sight, and the optometric physician is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of this gift. The optometric physician, through academic and clinical training, is able to examine, diagnose, treat, and manage disorders and diseases of the visual system and associated structures. Optometry is constantly evolving as a profession to enable optometric physicians to broaden their scope as primary care practitioners.
The profession of optometry offers many challenges and rewards to those willing to devote themselves to serving others through a lifetime of study and dedication to excellence.
Today's optometric physicians practice in urban and rural communities throughout the nation, either in individual or in group practices, in hospital settings, centers for vision research, and in the public health service. They also take part in teaching, research, and public health. Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry stands alone as the only optometric academic institution in the state of Florida.
Furthermore, the college benefits from the integrated multidisciplinary health care programs of the University's Health Professions Division, represented by optometry, osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, pharmacy, and health care sciences. Nova Southeastern University takes pride in the optometric education program, which provides strong didactic and clinical educational experience for graduates.
David S. Loshin, Dean
College of Optometry
Nova Southeastern University