Welcome

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

April 20, 2020 – Chat with Current Optometry Students!

Tune in to watch our first optometry student panel! Learn what their path has been like leading up to today, including how they prepared for optometry school while in undergrad, the OAT, their experience at WesternU, plans for after graduation, and more.

May 5 , 2020 – Why WesternU?

Come find out how you can become an optometrist at WesternU! Tune in to learn all about our program and to receive detailed admission and application information.

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:

PDF for ASCO
Accreditation

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.