UMSL College of Optometry is one of 23 optometry schools in the United States and Canada. We are the only doctor of optometry program in the state of Missouri. Each year we admit an average of 44 students, making our class size one of the smallest in the country.
DIVERSE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
Our program provides extensive clinical experience including adult primary care, pediatric/binocular vision, contact lenses, dispensary/eyewear, eye health management, and low vision rehabilitation. Each year, students and faculty care for over 17,000 patient visits at the Center for Eye Care, community health centers, and through our relationships with approximately 50 community partners throughout the St. Louis medical community and the metropolitan area.
Members of our faculty are respected optometric educators. Many have authored popular optometry textbooks that are used in many of the optometry schools nationwide. Our faculty-student ratio is 8:1 allowing students the ability to work closely with each faculty member.
• Doctor of Optometry
• Post Professional Residency Program