Welcome to the College of Optometry
For more than 50 years, the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) has trained optometrists to provide the highest quality vision and eye care. UHCO offers a variety of degree programs including: Doctor of Optometry (OD), a combined Doctor of Optometry / Doctor of Philosophy (O.D./Ph.D), Master of Science (M.S.) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
To learn more, please take a moment to look around the website, or contact us directly at (713) 743-2040.
Now Accepting Doctor of Optometry applications for academic year 2014-2015
Admissions is now accepting applications for academic year 2014-2015. Applicants are required to complete an OptomCAS application as well as a Supplemental Application.”
The OptomCAS application can be found here.
The Supplemental application can be found here.
More information regarding the Doctor of Optometry Program can be found here.
2014 TEXOCOP Summer Program Application now available
Dr. Bergmanson receives Life Fellow
Dr. Jan Bergmanson has received the honor of becoming a Life Fellow of the British College of Optometry in recognition of his outstanding contribution to optometry through significant production of scientific and professional publications, research projects and activities and respected consultant in Europe. Dr. Bergmanson became the first US citizen to receive this honor.
The Fellowship was presented at the College’s annual Diploma Ceremony held at Central Hall, Westminster on November 5, where more than 260 diplomats were welcomed into the profession, and College Higher Qualifications and Research Excellence Awards were also presented.
Congratulations Dr. Bergmanson and well deserved!
On Nov. 22nd and 23rd, UHCO hosted the national program InfantSEE. Actor, author and entertainer Tom Sullivan and Glen Steele, OD, FCOVD, FAAO presented an inspirational multi-faceted performance on living life with visual impairment and the courage to overcome triumphantly. The InfantSee program was initiated by the American Optometric Association following a challenge from former President Jimmy Carter. Its purpose is to promote and provide vision examinations for children during their first year of life. To date thousands of children have been examined and in addition to being beneficial to the child and parents, it has generated significant good will and recognition for the profession of optometry. As part of this program Dr. Fred Farias, president-elect of the Texas Optometric Assocation, presented a proclamation from the Governor stating November as InfantSEE month. We thank the AOA and Allergan Foundation for the support and program for UHCO and optometric community.