PhD Program
By January 13, 2023


Celebrating 100 Years of Optometry and Vision Science

The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science is celebrating its 100th year! Click for a message from Dean John Flanagan.

ViSUR Application Deadline Approaching!

The ViSUR Program Application closes February 1st, 2023 at 8:59 PM PST.

An Audacious Goal

A Collaboration to Cure Blindness with Retinal Cell Transplants.

The Young Vision Scientist Podcast

The Vision Science Program is excited to announce the launch of our student-led podcast, hosted by Reem Almagati!

New Paper From Roorda Lab

New Paper from Roorda Lab researchers Fabio Feroldi and Sanam Mozaffari, et al.

Science at Cal: Dr. Silver’s Lecture

“An Inside Look: UC Berkeley’s Center for the Science of Psychedelics.”


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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