Join those dedicated to helping people see better. The Indiana University School of Optometry is home to the most comprehensive and advanced eye health education, research, and patient care available, with an emphasis on outreach to our most vulnerable populations.

Our focus is on making eye health a priority, advancing the field of vision through research, improving the availability of services to everyone who needs them, and training future generations to do the same through our cutting-edge curriculum.

Our Mission

The mission of the School of Optometry is to protect, advance, and promote the vision, eye care, and health of people worldwide by:

  • Preparing individuals for careers in optometry, the ophthalmic industry, and vision science
  • Advancing knowledge through teaching, research, and service

This is accomplished through the Doctor of Optometry, Residency, and Vision Science programs.

Our Vision

Our vision is to achieve an integrated vision science and patient care academic program that is a leader in translating discovery to patient care through teaching, research, and service. This vision reinforces the School of Optometry’s commitment to advancing and communicating knowledge of optometry and vision science for the benefit of the state, the nation, and the world.

Learn more by reading our Strategic Plan »

Our Accreditation

The School of Optometry is accredited by:

  • The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, the official optometric agency recognized by the National Commission on Accreditation
  • Indiana University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Optometry students and graduates are eligible to take the annual examinations of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy

Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the university and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Indiana University will take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and Vietnam-era veterans.

An Affirmative Action office on each campus monitors the university’s policies and assists individuals who have questions or problems related to discrimination. The School of Optometry complies with this policy of nondiscrimination in all its admission decisions.