The Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry has the vision to:

  • Deliver an exceptional optometric educational experience utilizing our unique multi-health professional setting and cutting edge technology.
  • Provide our students with the knowledge and skills to deliver the highest level of professional, ethical and compassionate eye and vision care.
  • Recruit qualified students; promote lifelong learning, community outreach, and innovative research; and develop leaders in the profession and communities.

The Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry will pursue the following goals:

  • Deliver a comprehensive Doctor of Optometry degree program that prepares graduates for contemporary entry-level practice and encourages and fosters advanced training, in order to serve the interests and needs of the broader community.
  • Present an innovative optometry program with faculty committed to learning and teaching the current research and evidence based medicine applications using technologies to provide an exceptional educational experience for students.
  • Develop and support the faculty and students in their commitment to research and scholarly activities and excellence in patient care.
  • Graduate students who have achieved the learning outcomes as defined by the Faculty.
  • Improve patient care through promotion of interprofessional educational programming and the Midwestern University One Health Quality Initiative.
  • Foster a commitment to professional, collegial, and ethical practices in patient care while promoting public service to diverse communities.
  • Develop a high quality program appropriate for optometry residents at an affiliated or Midwestern University sponsored accredited optometry residency site.
  • Serve the eye and vision healthcare needs of Downers Grove and neighboring communities through the Midwestern University Eye Institute.
  • Provide and encourage lifelong learning and support services to the optometric profession.
  • Develop leaders in the optometric profession and the healthcare community.