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By January 3, 2022


Young Investigator Award

2nd year Vision Science student Alisa Braun wins the Young Investigator Award from the Optica Fall Vision Meeting.

Fixational Eye Movements

First paper to be published using the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry and Vision Science name!

Postdoctoral Mentoring Award

Dr. Jorge Otero-Millan receives 2021 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring.

Wertheim Foundation pledges $50 million to Berkeley Optometry

This transformational commitment constitutes the lead gift for a 10-year, $100 million investment. Click the arrow to read the campus press release.


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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