Patent For Fleiszig Lab

The lab of Berkeley Optometry’s Dr. Suzanne Fleiszig has received a patent for a newly identified type of anti-microbial peptide that kills pathogens that cause infections. First discovered in human corneal epithelial cells, the peptides could one day be used in medical devices and surgical dressings to fight infections.

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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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Blinking Steadies Our Gaze

Blinking does more than lubricate dry eyes and protect them from irritants.
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At the House of Delegates meeting, faculty, grads, and current students all won awards.

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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Berkeley Optometry Visits Google

Optometry faculty met with Google scientists for an exploratory meeting.
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