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.


UH Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Pat Segu

Dr. Pat Segu is the 2013 - 2014 recipient of the UH Teaching Excellence Award in the category of Community Engagement.  Dr. Segu is a Clinical Associate Professor at UHCO as well as Director of the UHCO Good Neighbor Eye Clinic. She has developed the See to Succeed program, in partnership with the City of Houston, Houston Health Department, Houston Independent School District, and several donors to provide comprehensive eye exams and glasses to students in need. The program focuses on children who have previously failed school vision screenings without follow-up care. 

UHCO students assist in examining these students and, to date, have examined more than 11,000 children and provided more than 10,000 pairs of glasses at no cost. Additionally, the See to Succeed program is nominated for the Distinguished Service Award from the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Segu’s commitment to service learning and quality vision care in Houston is extraordinary and influencing the lives of thousands. Congratulations, Dr. Segu!  

Houston Business Journal - Landmark Awards
Health and Biomedical Sciences Building

The University of Houston Health and Biomedical Sciences Building (HBSB) is a finalist in the Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Awards. The HBSB is nominated in the medical category along with Katy Medical Plaza, Kelsey Seybold Clinic, and Neighbors Emergency Center Pearland. Winners and finalists will receive recognition of projects at the Landmark Awards dinner on April 24. In addition, the Houston Business Journal will publish a Landmark Awards special section with stories on both winners and finalists that will run in the April 25 issue.

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Prestigious Academic Society inducts UHCO Faculty

On Sunday, April 6, Roger Boltz, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO; Interim Dean and Chief Financial Officer for UHCO, was inducted into the University of Houston chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  Roger was one of six UH faculty members and administrators to be inducted into this prestigious academic society.

Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society established in 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study and to promote the unity and democracy of education. Membership is by invitation only, by an established campus chapter, and is restricted to students, faculty, and administrators. Congratulations to Roger on this honor and being inducted into Phi Kappa Phi!