Due to circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic response, our OD program has made exceptions to the application process and requirements.

The College of Optometry offers an innovative Doctor of Optometry program that emphasizes optometric rehabilitation including neuro-optometry. This emerging specialty helps patients who have visual and perceptual problems as a result of brain injury, stroke, physical disability or neurological illness. Our emphasis on optometric rehabilitation also includes vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation, and care for vulnerable populations such as those with developmental disabilities.

Upcoming Webinars

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

Tune in as Dr. Remick-Waltman interviews Chief of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Dr. Valerie Quan. Learn about neuro-optometric rehabilitation and how the curriculum at WesternU places a special emphasis on this fascinating optometric specialty.

Crafting a Successful Application

The application process can be strenuous and meticulous, so be sure to tune in to to hear from Dean Hoppe & Dr. Remick-Waltman as they share vital tips and tricks that will help your application stand out from the rest.

Why choose WesternU?

As a WesternU graduate, you will also be prepared for full scope optometric practice. Whether you choose to work in a private or group practice, a hospital-based setting, community clinics, or any other setting, you will be prepared for a rewarding career helping people to improve their vision and to maintain and restore their eye health.

Learn about the profession from ASCO

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) offers resources to future optometrists. Please take a moment to read their True Stories flipbook to learn more about the difference you can make in people’s lives. You may also access more information directly at:


WesternU’s College of Optometry was granted the accreditation classification of “Accredited” by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) on February 6, 2013. To learn more, visit our accreditation page

Learn More

Take a look at our visit options and consider attending a WesternU Preview. If you’d like to discuss specifics with an advisor, schedule an advising appointment, online, on campus, or over the phone. When you request additional information we’ll make sure you receive program updates and deadline reminders. Of course, you can always find us on social media.