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School of Optometry

Build a rewarding career in which you work with patients of all ages to protect and improve their vision.

Help People See the World More Clearly

In the Doctor of Optometry program at MCPHS, students focus on developing skills, knowledge, and a successful career. The MCPHS model employs a more comprehensive approach to eye care giving MCPHS students increased expertise as well as an edge in the job market. And because MCPHS offers programs in nearly every healthcare field, students have the distinct benefit of working interprofessionally with those who are pursuing excellence in other fields.

A Comprehensive and Innovative Program

The MCPHS Doctor of Optometry program prepares students to help patients overcome vision challenges and encourage best practices for good eye health.

Clinical Experience

In addition to MCPHS’ state-of-the-art Eye and Vision Center, students have the chance to work one-on-one with patients in varied clinical facilities, including large and small health centers, health departments, and hospitals.

Low Faculty-to-Student Ratio

Doctor of Optometry students enjoy a small class size of just 64 students and a very low student-to-faculty ratio, enabling them to work closely with professors and instructors.

Modern Facilities

In classroom, lab, and clinical settings, students work with advanced equipment and technologies, giving them the skills to provide comprehensive eye and vision care to patients.

Prestigious Affiliations

The MCPHS School of Optometry is affiliated with more than 60 clinical sites across the United States. External sites are monitored to ensure excellent clinical experiences for students.

Scholarship Opportunities

MCPHS alerts students to scholarship opportunities that recognize achievements such as clinical work, leadership, and community service. Scholarships can be applied to tuition or living expenses.

Stats and Facts

MCPHS adds up to be a strategic choice for a career in optometry.

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#22

ranking in “Best Paying Jobs”

U.S. News & World Report

10%

increase in jobs by 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

#37

ranking in “100 Best Jobs”

U.S. News & World Report

News and Features

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A More Interactive Way to Learn

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Industry Leaders with a Passion for Teaching

For MCPHS faculty, cutting-edge scholarship and professional affiliations go hand in hand with instruction and mentoring.

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Nancy Coletta

Dean

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Joseph Stamm

Joseph Stamm

Associate Professor

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Greg Waldorf

Greg Waldorf

Associate Dean for Clinical Programs

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Larry Baitch

Professor, Associate Dean for Research

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Kathryn Deliso

Associate Professor of Low Vision & Rehabilitation Services, Director of Externships

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Bridget Hendricks

Bridget Hendricks

Associate Professor

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