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Mission StatementThe mission of the School of Optometry is to protect, advance and promote the vision, eye care and health of people world wide by:
- Preparing individuals for careers in optometry, the ophthalmic industry and vision science
- Advancing knowledge through teaching, research and service
Our vision is to achieve an integrated vision science and patient
care academic program that is a leader in translating discovery
to patient care through teaching, research, and service. This
vision reinforces the Indiana University School of Optometry
commitment to advancing and communicating knowledge of
Optometry and vision science for the benefit of the state, the
nation, and the world.
The School of Optometry is a member of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) and is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63141; telephone 800-365-2219) of the American Optometric Association, the official optometric agency recognized by the National Commission on Accrediting and by the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry. Optometry students and graduates are eligible to take the annual examinations of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. The Optician/Technician Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and also by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (Commission on Opticianry Accreditation, P.O. Box 592 Canton, NY 13617; director@COAccreditation.com; 703/468-0566 voice, 888/306-9036 fax). Graduates are eligible to take a certification examination through the American Optometric Association Commission on Paraoptometric Certification. They may also may become certified by the American Board of Opticianry.