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 Berkeley Optometry produces exceptional optometrists.

National Board Exam Pass Rates (NBEO)

No matter how it’s measured, Berkeley Optometry 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

Clinic Experience

All students participate in external clinical rotations. Our students see 2,500 patients by the time they graduate. That’s more than any other OD program.

Clinic Experience

Residency Placements

Berkeley Optometry has an excellent track record for residency placements.

Residency Placements