College of Optometry

The College of Optometry administers the only professional training program for optometrists in Missouri and is just one of twenty-one ASCO member institutions in North America that award the degree Doctor of Optometry.

The mission of the College is to promote and provide improved eye and health care for people throughout the country by preparing the next generation of optometrists and vision researchers. To accomplish our mission, the faculty, staff and students will pursue excellence within our professional, residency and patient care programs.

Preparing our students is a priority for the college. To prepare the next generation of outstanding clinicians, the college committed to building a state-of-the art Patient Care Center. This center will provide opportunities for interprofessional education while serving the health needs of the community.

Your support will provide financial assistance to students, upgrade technology, enhance educational experiences for students and expand clinical services available to the community.

Join our generous and loyal community of supporters by making a gift to one of the areas below:

College of Optometry Development Fund
College of Optometry Scholarships
College of Optometry Patient Care Center Building
College of Optometry Underinsured Patient Initiative


If you have another area in mind to support, please go to our online giving form , choose the "Other Fund" Designation in the search list and then fill in the "Gift Instructions" box with the name of that department, program or scholarship.
For more information, contact:

Katie Harder
Senior Associate Director of Development, Professional Programs
314-516-6105
harderk@umsl.edu
If you want to learn more, visit the College of Optometry homepage.