Welcome Class of 2021!

On April 21, the Class of 2021 will convene in Berkeley to get to know each other, as well as our esteemed faculty and helpful staff. They will learn about gaining California residency, financing their optometric education, housing options in the Bay Area, and more!

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Welcome to Berkeley

Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions, and improve the world. It is a place where distinguished faculty gather to educate, challenge, mentor and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.

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Why Berkeley?

Berkeley is the no. 1 public university in the world. Our students and faculty come from many places and backgrounds; together we create a vibrant and dynamic community that seeks to create a better world. Join us!

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Get Clinical Experience

Our students examine 2,500 patients by the time they graduate. That’s more than any other OD program. To get you ready for your first patient, we provide over 400 hours of preclinical training during your first two years.

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Student Testimonials

Facts and figures only tell part of the story. Hear what our students have to say about their experience at Berkeley Optometry. We asked them about their classes, seeing patients, and life in Berkeley.

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Vision Science

Vision is one of our most valuable senses. At Berkeley Optometry, world-renowned Vision Science faculty are exploring a rich array of research questions relating to how we see and why vision fails. The answers have the potential to change lives.

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Apply to Opto-Camp

Camp dates are July 10-14. Cost is $200. Apply by May 8th!
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Patent for Fleiszig Lab

A newly identified type of anti-microbial peptide kills pathogens that cause infections.
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Discovering the World’s Depth

Dr. Dennis Levi is working with virtual reality devices to open new frontiers in stereo vision recovery.
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85% of 4th year students applying have been awarded residencies for next year, continuing an excellent track record for placements!