Category Archives: Optometry

Explore SUNY Optometry!

SUNY Optometry has announced that they are offering a number of opportunities to connect with them and learn more about their program this fall/winter:

  • Tour TuesdaysExcellent opportunity to tour our state of the art facilities, interact with current students, meet with an admissions representative, and enjoy an afternoon in the highly acclaimed Bryant Park.
    • Upcoming dates: Tuesdays, November 21st, 2017 and December 19th, 2017, 12:00-1:00 PM
    • Register here


  • ‘Explore SUNY’ webinarLearn more about our Doctor of Optometry program, dual OD/MS and OD/PhD programs, MBA certificate program, and an overview of the admissions process.


  • Winter Open House – Great opportunity to explore the profession by meeting faculty members, learning what it is like to be an optometry student by interacting with current  students, and learning tips on how to build a competitive application.
    • Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Register here


Students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests for any of the events. Any questions should be directed to General Admissions at

Ohio State Optometry Admissions Visit Day – September 30

Saturday, September 30th – 12:30 – 4:30pm

Ohio State University College of Optometry

338 West 10th Ave

Columbus, OH 43210


Our Autumn Visit Day at The Ohio State University College of Optometry offers a special opportunity to learn more about the admissions process, opportunities to tour our academic and clinical facilities, explore careers in optometry, and meet with college faculty, students, administrators, and alumni. We encourage high school and college students, as well as alumni, practitioners, and academic advisors to attend this event.

Reservations are requested. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit


OptomCAS Application Cycle 2017-2018 is NOW OPEN!

NOW OPEN:  OptomCAS has just launched for application cycle 2017-2018!  As of today, applicants can begin to complete their application.  The application is available at  and also directly at

MORE INFORMATION:  General information about the OptomCAS process along with more specific information about LORs and prerequisites, etc. can be found on the OptomCAS website.  The Applicants and Advisors page is a useful resource for applicants.


SUNY Optometry Information Session

Christian Alberto, MSEd, Associate Director of Admissions of the SUNY State College of Optometry will host an info session at UB NEXT Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. in 118 Baldy Hall.  He will speak about the profession and future direction of optometry, answer your questions about the admission process, and address how you can assemble a competitive application.

 Learn more at


Ohio State Optometry – Admissions Visit Day – April 1

Ohio State Optometry Visit Day

We welcome prospective students, advisors, alumni, and friends to our Admissions Visit Day on Saturday, April 1 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. The event will navigate students through the admissions process as they participate in workshops focusing in on the OptomCAS Application, Optometry Admissions Test (OAT), Interview Skills, Financing Your Education, and Shadowing an Optometrist. In addition, our faculty and students will lead tours of our clinical facilities and classrooms. You’ll have an opportunity to talk directly with current students, faculty, administrators, and alumni throughout the day.

Reservations are requested for the event. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers

The 11th Annual I-DOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University from July 10 – 12, 2017.  Applications welcome through the April 1 deadline.  I-DOC is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  Thirty spots are available for the program this summer with financial assistance covering all meals, on-campus housing, activities, and airfare for those travelling to Columbus up to $500.

Application information, eligibility, and more information can be found at