PhD Program
Opens September 2024


Westheimer Celebration

Celebrating Dr. Westheimer: 100 Years of Optometry & Vision Science.

Save the Date: Russell De Valois Memorial Lecture

On May 24, featuring Giessen University’s Dr. Karl R. Gegenfurtner.

Top 10 Medical Drawings of the Eye or Visual Pathway

A look into how the eye and visual pathway have been illustrated throughout history.

Oxyopia Spring Lectures

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

Tracking the Evolution of a Theory

A 100-year-old theory has led to a path of discovery that continues to engage and challenge the school’s research community.

Our Vision, Our Future

A campaign initiated by the transformational $50 million gift from the Wertheim Family Foundation.


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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