Discovering the World’s Depth

The lab of Dr. Dennis Levi is working with virtual reality devices to open new frontiers in stereo vision recovery. Depth perception was for decades considered untrainable in adults, but Dr. Levi’s findings have profound implications for the recovery of stereo vision later in life.

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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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Faculty Retreat

Berkeley Optometry and Vision Science faculty met to prioritize strategic imperatives for the school.
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Video Feature: Dr. Martin Banks

Colleagues and former students reflect on the 2016 Charles F. Prentice award winner, Dr. Banks.
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Dr. Martin Banks has been awarded the Otto Schade Prize. Congrats Dr. Banks!

Retinal Fundus Photographs

Comparing automated deep learning algorithm with manual grading for identifying diabetic retinopathy.
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