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Optometry in Glendale

Midwestern University opened the doors of its Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree program in the Fall of 2009.

The mission of Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry is to educate future optometrists and residents in an interprofessional healthcare environment. The College fosters professional attitudes and behaviors that encourage lifelong learning, and scholarship to serve the needs of the public and a commitment to improve the health and well-being of society.

With a continuing need for health care services due to our aging population and underserved areas, AZCOPT is striving to help fill those gaps. Face-to-face instruction, an inter-health professional campus, early exposure to clinical settings, and Midwestern University's reputation for academic excellence make this program successful.

Learn more about optometry as a career.

Program News

Tips for Kids' Vision for Children's Eye Health and Safety Month  AZ IL

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, and Midwestern University's faculty experts from the Arizona College of Optometry have some tips that can help your kids be ready for another school year.  More ››

Midwestern University Appoints Dr. Joshua Baker as Assistant Dean of Arizona College of Optometry  AZ

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua C. Baker, O.D., M.S., as Assistant Dean of the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT).  More ››

Midwestern Earns Spot on National Honor Roll for Commitment to Community Service  AZ IL

As a testament to Midwestern University’s commitment to community service, the University once again earned a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  More ››

Uncorrected Vision Issues Misdiagnosed as Learning Disabilities in Children  AZ

It is hard to understate the value of regular eye checkups, especially for young children – and yet many families do anyway. According to the faculty and students at the Midwestern University Eye Institute, however, proper eye care is an invaluable part of a child’s development that should not be ignored.  More ››

Midwestern University Eye Institute Offers New Discounted Pricing for Eye Exams  AZ

The Midwestern University Eye Institute, located at 19389 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale, has announced a revised pricing structure for eye examinations that lowers patient costs to approximately half the rate of traditional fees.  More ››

Donate Your Athletic Equipment  AZ

Please join the Pediatrics Club on the Glendale Campus in collecting athletic equipment  More ››