Our mission is to further the frontiers of primary vision care practice, specialized optometric practice and vision science research through selection of a diverse, excellent and well-balanced faculty and staff and the most promising students whose talents and backgrounds will be diverse and responsive to society; through provision of state-of-the art clinical environments and research laboratories; and through a review process which ensures a dynamic curriculum.
We are committed to providing a program that values curiosity, creative thinking, a humane and ethical orientation, professional integrity and that sustains internationally acknowledged excellence. Our optometry graduates are trained to be primary eye and vision care providers of the 21st century; our residents are trained in the cutting-edge aspects of their chosen specialties; our vision science graduates will advance the knowledge base of vision and eye care and the fundamental bases of vision and vision disorders. In doing so, they advance the practice of clinical optometry and the prevention and remediation of sight threatening disorders. Both clinical and vision science graduates will provide leadership in optometric and ophthalmic programs and at universities throughout the world.
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In 2016, Berkeley Optometry received a full accreditation with no recommendations for corrective action from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE). The school’s next accreditation visit will be in October, 2023.