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. The 2017 OD standards are appended to the manual. (PDF) 

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 is mandatory for all programs being evaluated on or after July 1, 2017.

View the crosswalk comparison of the 2009 OD standards and the new 2017 OD standards.

View the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding 2017 OD Standard 1.4, approved by ACOE at its February 9-11, 2018 meeting.

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