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The University of California, Berkeley, is the No. 1 public university in the world. The entrepreneurial spirit our region is known for emanates across our campus. With ready access to top experts, national labs, Silicon Valley, and cutting-edge companies, Berkeley is a hub of innovation and exploration. At the school of optometry, the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions, and improve the world. Our mission is to further the frontiers of primary vision care practice, specialized optometric practice and vision science research.

Use the links below to learn more about why the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science produces exceptional optometrists.

Clinic Experience

All students participate in clinical rotations, averaging 2,500 patient encounters by the time they graduate — among the highest in optometry — and enjoy a rich and diverse clinical experience.

Clinic Experience

Graduation and Attrition Rates

Click the button below to see graduation and attrition rates at The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science for the last four years.

Graduation Rates

National Board Exam Pass Rates (NBEO)

No matter how it’s measured, Berkeley students typically perform markedly better on all three sections of the NBEO examination than the average performance of students from other schools.

Board Exam Pass Rates

Residency Placements

The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science has an excellent track record for residency placements.

Residency Placements
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