Berkeley Optometry fosters a climate where collaboration with industry thrives, generating both breakthrough discoveries and the science and technology that can support continuous innovation. Through the Partners in Education Program, Berkeley Optometry aims to establish productive relationships with corporations of all sizes, which will provide our corporate partners with education, research partnerships, and connections to world class faculty and students.

Partnership Opportunities

Depending on your interests and goals, our Partners in Education program connects you with the resources that you need. We encourage you to explore ways in which corporations can leverage their resources through a relationship with Berkeley Optometry.

Student Engagement
Berkeley Optometry can connect you with our Optometry and Vision Science students through sponsorship of student programs, student club speaking engagements, mentoring and leadership development, internships, and career opportunities.

Innovation and Research
As a world-class vision science research institution, many discoveries and innovations are born at Berkeley Optometry. Our Partners in Education program can link you with existing research programs, faculty and student researchers, or specialized equipment, or explore ways how we can best suit your specific needs.

Continuing Education
Berkeley Optometry can help you find the program best suited to your professional development needs, or work with you to develop a program tailored specifically to your company.

Branding and Sponsorships
Berkeley Optometry can guide you to programs that will help build your brand, including sponsorship of Berkeley CE and signature events, naming rights, equipment donations and other philanthropy.

Join our Center for Innovation in Vision Science

Center for Innovation in Vision Science memberships provide a window and an opportunity to engage on the research activities of our Vision Science program. Member companies enjoy access to our faculty and their research. While the program has its own membership fees and benefits, consistent emphasis on close, effective exchange of ideas exists between member companies, and the faculty and students in the program.

Gain Preferred Access to the Berkeley Optometry Community

Berkeley Optometry Partners in Education program encourages valuable interactions among executives, students, faculty, staff and alumni. These exchanges—from mentoring to consulting projects—prepare our students to become tomorrow’s leaders. Our educational partners benefit from access to a world-class pool of talent: our students, alumni and faculty.

For more information about our Partners in Education Program and our Center for Innovation in Vision Science, please contact Ciel Mahoney at 510-642-1877 or ciel@berkeley.edu.

Thank you to our current Partners in Education: