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The faculty at Berkeley Optometry constitute a prestigious group of educators and researchers. Here, we’re focusing on a few so you can get to know them better. We’ll be adding new faculty stories to this page from time to time, so check back for updates.

Dr. Wilmer

Dr. Christina Wilmer

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
University of California, Berkeley

To a generation of Berkeley Optometry students, Dr. Chris Wilmer is one of the most thoughtful teachers and determined mentors they have ever known. “She pushes students to have a higher level of professionalism,” says Ashley Craven O.D. ’14. “We’re held to a higher bar in her mind.”

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Dr. Jacobsen

Dr. Carl Jacobsen

Chief, Ocular Disease Clinic
University of California, Berkeley

As chief of ocular disease for the most comprehensive and cutting-edge O.D. program in the nation, Carl Jacobsen has built a robust training program where each student sees as many as 12 patients a day and manages a complex variety of ocular diseases. Since joining the faculty in 1993, Jacobsen has dramatically expanded Berkeley’s Ocular Disease Clinic, which serves 6,000 patients annually.

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