THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN VISION SCIENCE AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY

Title THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN VISION SCIENCE AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
Author, Co-Author Karla Zadnik
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2006
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The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
Abstract ABSTRACT: The graduate program at The Ohio State University is the oldest associated with an optometric institution. Over 220 graduate degrees have been awarded since its inception in 1936. Master’s and PhD degrees are offered that are tailored to prepare students for careers in vision research and optometric education. The Master’s in Vision Science degree may be pursued in combination with a two-year advanced clinical fellowship in one of five areas: 1) cornea and contact lenses, 2) binocular vision and pediatrics, 3) vision rehabilitation, 4) ocular disease, and 5) family practice. Our graduate program has excellent faculty and research facilities, including 13,000 square feet of brand-new research space in 2007, and provides a broad range of basic and clinical research opportunities with a strong emphasis on patient-based research. The program includes two training grant programs to fund PhD work, and our students have been very competitive in securing loan forgiveness through the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program. Extramurally funded research is being conducted in the following areas: dry eye, keratoconus, infant vision, development of myopia, contact lenses and myopic progression, low vision, vision screening of children, and quality of life studies. Information about the curriculum, graduate faculty, financial support, and the application process is included.
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