PhD Program
By January 13, 2024


Austin Roorda Awarded Rank Prize

For the development of instruments that use adaptive optics to capture high-resolution images of the living human retina.

Entering 2024 Application Now Open

We are happy to announce that the application for our Vision Science PhD program is officially open as of September 13th, 2023!

Oxyopia Fall Lectures

Oxyopia is a seminar series featuring lectures on basic, clinical, and applied research in vision. Click for Fall dates.

Celebrating 100 Years of Optometry and Vision Science

We are celebrating our 100th year! Click for a message from Dean John Flanagan.

Dining in the Dark

Story written by Vision Science Student Sonali Singh, BS.

New Student Profiles

Read about our 10 new vision science PhD students.


The Vision Science faculty constitute a prestigious group of educators and researchers. Click the arrow to learn more about them, including research interests, contact information and links to lab websites.



About 40 graduate students are currently enrolled in the Vision Science program. Their backgrounds include degrees in psychology, biology, engineering, computer science, or optometry.



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