College of Optometry

Your gift helps fund the oldest university-based optometry program in the nation and the only program in the state of Ohio.

In the College of Optometry, students learn directly from faculty members who are internationally recognized for their academic credentials, real-life experience and cutting-edge research. Graduates of the program are known for their broad clinical science knowledge, extensive experience in patient care and excellence on National Board of Examiners in Optometry examinations. 

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The Ohio State Fund for the College of Optometry

Provides funds to be used as determined by the Dean of the College of Optometry


Optometry General Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarship to optometry student selected by the Financial Aid Coordinator and the admissions committee


College of Optometry Facilities Building and Renovation Fund

Supports renovation of the optometry pre-clinic and other general facility needs, such as equipment, furniture, and other necessary items


Optometry Faculty Recruitment & Retention

Supports recruitment and retention of the most outstanding faculty possible for the College of Optometry


College of Optometry Vision Research Fund

Supports vision research at the College of Optometry.


College of Optometry Minority Recruitment & Retention Fund

Supports generating an educational program and pathway for disadvantaged students with interest in a career in optometry


Faith Mission Optometry Clinic Support

Supports the College of Optometry's outreach clinic at Faith Mission.


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