Optometric Degree Programs Resources

Accreditation Manual:Professional Optometric Degree Programs (Revised August 2014) contains the standards of accreditation and ACOE policies and procedures. Use the table of contents or bookmarks to navigate through the document. (PDF)

Professional Optometric Degree Standards (effective January 1, 2009) may be downloaded to serve as a framework for programs conducting self-studies. (MS Word)

View the Crosswalk comparison of OD standards adopted 2000 (revised 2004) and the new standards which became effective January 1, 2009 (MS Word)

New Professional Optometric Degree Standards (effective July 1, 2017) may be downloaded to serve as a framework for programs conducting self-studies. Use of these standards will be mandatory for all programs being evaluated on or after July 1, 2017, and programs may elect to be evaluated by these standards for site visits occurring prior to that date.

Crosswalk comparison of the 2009 OD standards and the new 2017 OD standards will be available soon.  Please check back!

Directory of Accredited Optometric Degree Programs (Optometry Schools and Colleges)