Coursework includes: Advanced Contact Lenses, Advanced Diagnostic Techniques*, Advanced Ocular Disease I and II, Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility*, Cell Biology, Histology, and Ocular Anatomy*, Clinical Medicine, Color Vision, General Pharmacology, Human Anatomy*, Immunology, Introduction to Clinical Care*, Lectures in Ocular Motility, Low Vision Rehab Throughout the Life Span*, Neural Basis of Vision, Neuroanatomy, Ocular Biochemistry, Ocular Disease Principles*, Ocular Pharmacology I, Ocular Physiology, Optics A and B*, Optic Nerve Diseases*, Pediatric Optometry,, Principles of Anterior Segment Diseases*, Special Topics: Ocul. Dis, and Adv. Clinical Care, Strabismus and Amblyopia, Systems Physiology, Visual Development
The clinical experiences are part of Patient Care. Students work under clinical preceptors to apply classroom skills, perform initial aspects of eye exam, and take on increasing responsibility for the eye exam.
Coursework includes: Clinical Neuro-ophthalmic Topics
The second year is primarily clinical, consisting of four externship clinical rotations, engaging in full time patient care.
- Primary Care Rotation (community health center, community clinic or private practice)
- Advanced Care Rotation (ocular disease in hospital or surgical center such as a VA medical center)
- Specialty Care Rotation (vision therapy, contact lenses, pediatrics, geriatrics, patients with disabilities, or low vision)