Optometry OD

First Year 

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8010, Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes I 5 4 1
8020, Basic and Clinical Optics I 4 3 1
8030, Introduction to Optometry 1 1
8040, Neuroanatomy 4 3 1
8060, Biochemistry 3 3
8090, Case-Based Discovery for the Developing Clinician 1 1
8350, Epidemiology 2 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8110, Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes II 5 4 1
8120, Basic and Clinical Optics II 5 4 1
8160, Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 5 4 1
8180, Clinical Optometry I 5 3 2
8190, Introduction to Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning 1 1

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8220, Ophthalmic Optics 4 3 1
8230, Interpersonal Communication 2 2
8240, Ocular Motility 2 2
8250, Monocular Sensory Processes 5 4 1
8260, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management I 4 3 1
8280, Clinical Optometry II 5 3 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8320, Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 1
8340, Binocular Vision and Space Perception 4 3 1
8370, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management II 5 4 1
8380, Clinical Optometry III 2 1 1
8390, Specialty Clinic Laboratory 1 1
8391, Clinical Topics in Contact lenses 1 1
8392, Clinical Topics in Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry 1 1
8393, Clinical Topics in Low Vision 1 1
8560, Public Health 2 2

Third Year

Summer Semester (12-Week Session)

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8450, Introduction to Primary Care 4 4
8460, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management III 2 2
8540, Binocular Vision Anomalies 4 3 1
8650, Geriatric Optometry (same as GERON 6458) 2 2

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8500, Primary Care Clinic I 6 6
8520, Contact Lenses I 3 2 1
8550, Low Vision 2 1 1
8570, Advanced Topics in Ocular and Systemic Disease & Management 6 5 1
8640, Pediatric Optometry 2 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8600, Primary Care Clinic II 6 6
8610, Environmental Vision 2 2
8620, Contact Lenses II 2 2
8630, Practice Management III 3 3
8645, Neurologic Disorders of the Eye and Visual System 2 2
8660, Contact Lens Specialty Clinic 1 1
8670, Comprehensive Case Review and Analysis 1 1
8680, Ophthalmic Lasers 1 1
8690, Pediatric/Binocular Vision Specialty Clinic 1 1

Fourth Year

Six rotations and 2 courses are required.

Summer Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
First Rotation 7 7
Second Rotation 7 7

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
Third Rotation 7 7
8870, Practice Management IV 2 2
Fourth Rotation 7 7

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
Fifth Rotation 7 7
Sixth Rotation 7 7
8880, Clinic Seminar 1 1

Category 1 UMSL   Note: Must enroll in 8700, 8710 and 8720 concurrently

OPTOM 8700UM-St. Louis Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care3
OPTOM 8710UM-St. Louis Contact Lens Patient Care3
OPTOM 8720UMSL Eye Health Management Patient Care1

Category 2 Institutional

OPTOM 8780External Rotation in Institutional Patient Care7

Category 3 Ocular Disease

OPTOM 8790External Rotation in Ocular Disease Patient Care7

Category 4 Intern

OPTOM 8730Community Service Patient Care Rotation A7
OPTOM 87507
OPTOM 87607
OPTOM 8770Community Service Patient Care Rotation C7

Category 5 Specialty

OPTOM 8800External Rotation in Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care7
OPTOM 8810External Rotation in Contact Lens Patient Care7
OPTOM 8811External Rotation in Ophthalmic Surgical Patient Care7
OPTOM 8812External Rotation in Geriatric Patient Care7
OPTOM 8813External Rotation in Ophthalmic Sports Vision7
OPTOM 8814External Rotation in Primary Care7
OPTOM 8815External Rotation in Pathology and Treatment7
OPTOM 8816External Rotation in Ophthalmic Laser Treatment7
OPTOM 8817External Rotation in Rehabilitative Patient Care7
OPTOM 8820External Rotation in Low Vision Patient Care7

Category 6 Elective

OPTOM 8830External Rotation in General Patient Care7
OPTOM 8840External Supplementary Rotation In General Patient Care7
OPTOM 8850Supplementary Rotation in General Patient Care7

First Year

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8010 Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes I 4 3 2
8020 Basic and Clinical Optics I 4 3 2
8030 Introduction to Optometry 1 1
8040 Neuroanatomy 4 3 2
8050 Basic and Applied Immunology 2 2
8060 Biochemistry 2 2
8090 Case Based Discovery for the Developing Clinician 1 1
8350 Epidemiology 2 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8110 Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes II 5 4 2
8120 Basic and Clinical Optics II 5 4 2
8160 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 5 4 2
8180 Clinical Optometry I 5 3 4
8190 Introduction to Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning 1 1

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8220 Ophthalmic Optics 4 3 2
8230 Interpersonal Communications 2 2
8240 Ocular Motility 2 2
8250 Monocular Sensory Processes 5 4 2
8260 Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management I 4 3 2
8280 Clinical Optometry II 5 3 4

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8320 Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 2
8340 Binocular Vision and Space Perception 4 3 2
8370 Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management II 5 4 2
8380 Clinical Optometry III 2 1 2
8390 Specialty Clinic Laboratory 1 2
8391 Clinical Topics in Contact Lenses 1 1
8392 Clinical Topics in Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry 1 1
8393 Clinical Topics in Low Vision 1 1
8560 Public Health 2 2

Third Year

Summer Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8450 Introduction to Primary Care Clinic 4 8
8460 Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management III 2 2
8540 Binocular Vision Anomalies 4 3 2
8650 Geriatric Optometry 2 2

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8470 Pharmaceutical Management in Patient Care 2 2
8500 Primary Care Clinic I 6 12
8520 Contact Lenses I 3 2 2
8550 Low Vision 2 1 2
8570 Advanced Topics in Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management 6 5 2
8640 Pediatric Optometry 2 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8600 Primary Care Clinic II 6 12
8620 Contact Lenses II 2 2
8630 Practice Management I 3 3
8645 Neurologic Disorders of the Eye and Visual System 2 2
8660 Contact Lens Specialty Clinic 1 2
8670 Comprehensive Case Review and Analysis 1 1
8680 Ophthalmic Lasers 2 2
8690 Pediatric /Binocular Vision Specialty Clinic I 1 2

Fourth Year

Six clinical rotations and 2 courses are required.

Category 1 UMSL

Note: Must enroll in 8700, 8710 and 8720 concurrently

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8700 UMSL Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care 3 6
8710 UMSL Contact Lens Patient Care 3 6
8720 UMSL Eye Health Management Patient Care 1 2

Category 2 Institutional

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8780 External Rotation in Institutional Patient Care 7 14

Category 3 Ocular Disease

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8790 External Rotation in Ocular Disease Patient Care 7 14

Category 4 Community

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8730 Community Service Patient Care Rotation A 7 14
8770 Community Service Patient Care Rotation C 7 14

Category 5 Specialty

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8800 External Rotation in Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care 7 14
8810 External Rotation in Contact Lens Patient Care 7 14
8811 External Rotation in Ophthalmic Surgical Patient Care 7 14
8812 External Rotation in Geriatric Patient Care 7 14
8813 External Rotation in Ophthalmic Sports vision 7 14
8814 External Rotation In Primary Care 7 14
8815 External Rotation in Pathology and Treatment 7 14
8816 External Rotation in Ophthalmic Laser Treatment 7 14
8817 External Rotation in Rehabilitative Patient Care 7 14
8820 External Rotation in Low Vision Patient Care 7 14

Category 6 Elective

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8830 External Rotation in General Patient Care 7 14
8840 External Supplementary Rotation in General Patient Care 7 14
8850 Supplementary Rotation in General Patient Care 7 14

Required Courses

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8870 Practice Management II 2 2
8880 Practice Management III 1 1

Due to advances in the optometric profession, sequencing of courses may change.  The courses listed above are subject to change through normal academic procedures.

Elective Courses in the College of Optometry

OPTOM 8400Directed Readings1-3
OPTOM 8410Directed Research1-3

First Year 

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8010, Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes I 4 3 2
8020, Basic and Clinical Optics I 4 3 2
8030, Introduction to Optometry 1 1
8040, Neuroanatomy 4 3 2
8050, Basic and Applied Immunology 2 2
8060, Biochemistry 2 2
8090, Case-Based Discovery for the Developing Clinician 1 1
8350, Epidemiology 2 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8110, Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes II 5 4 2
8120, Basic and Clinical Optics II 5 4 2
8160, Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 5 4 2
8180, Clinical Optometry I 5 3 4
8190, Introduction to Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning 1 1
8230 Interpersonal Communication 2 2

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8220, Ophthalmic Optics 4 3 2
8240, Ocular Motility 2 2
8250, Monocular Sensory Processes 5 4 2
8260, General and Ocular Pharmacology 4 3 2
8280, Clinical Optometry II 5 3 4

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8320, Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 2
8340, Binocular Vision and Space Perception 4 3 2
8370, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management I 5 4 2
8380, Clinical Optometry III 2 1 2
8390, Specialty Clinic Laboratory 1 2
8391, Clinical Topics in Contact lenses 1 1
8392, Clinical Topics in Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry 1 1
8393, Clinical Topics in Low Vision 1 1
8560, Public Health 2 2

Third Year

Summer Semester 

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8450, Introduction to Primary Care Clinic 4 8
8460, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management II 2 2
8540, Binocular Vision Anomalies 4 3 2
8650, Geriatric Optometry 2 2

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8470 Pharmaceutical Management in Patient Care 2 2
8500, Primary Care Clinic I 6 12
8520, Contact Lenses I 3 2 2
8550, Low Vision 2 1 2
8570, Advanced Topics in Ocular and Systemic Disease & Management 6 5 2
8640, Pediatric Optometry 2 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8600, Primary Care Clinic II 6 12
8620, Contact Lenses II 2 2
8630, Practice Management I 3 3
8645, Neurologic Disorders of the Eye and Visual System 2 2
8660, Contact Lens Specialty Clinic 1 2
8670, Comprehensive Case Review and Analysis 1 1
8680, Ophthalmic Lasers 2 2
8690, Pediatric/Binocular Vision Specialty Clinic 1 2

Fourth Year 

Six clinical rotations and 2 courses are required. 

Category 1 UMSL Must enroll in OPTOM 8700, OPTOM 8710, and OPTOM 8720 concurrently
OPTOM 8700UM-St. Louis Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care3
OPTOM 8710UM-St. Louis Contact Lens Patient Care3
OPTOM 8720UMSL Eye Health Management Patient Care1
Category 2 Institutional
OPTOM 8780External Rotation in Institutional Patient Care7
Category 3 Ocular Disease
OPTOM 8790External Rotation in Ocular Disease Patient Care7
Category 4 Community
OPTOM 8730Community Service Patient Care Rotation A7
OPTOM 8770Community Service Patient Care Rotation C7
Category 5 Specialty
OPTOM 8800External Rotation in Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care7
OPTOM 8810External Rotation in Contact Lens Patient Care7
OPTOM 8811External Rotation in Ophthalmic Surgical Patient Care7
OPTOM 8812External Rotation in Geriatric Patient Care7
OPTOM 8813External Rotation in Ophthalmic Sports Vision7
OPTOM 8814External Rotation in Primary Care7
OPTOM 8815External Rotation in Pathology and Treatment7
OPTOM 8816External Rotation in Ophthalmic Laser Treatment7
OPTOM 8817External Rotation in Rehabilitative Patient Care7
OPTOM 8820External Rotation in Low Vision Patient Care7
Category 6 Elective
OPTOM 8830External Rotation in General Patient Care7
OPTOM 8840External Supplementary Rotation In General Patient Care7
OPTOM 8850Supplementary Rotation in General Patient Care7
Required Courses
OPTOM 8870Practice Management IV2
OPTOM 8880Clinic Seminar1

Due to advances in the optometric profession, sequencing of courses may change.  The courses listed above are subject to change through normal academic procedures. 

Elective Courses in the College of Optometry
OPTOM 8400Directed Readings1-3
OPTOM 8410Directed Research1-3

First Year

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8010 Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes I 4 3 2
8020 Basic and Clinical Optics I 4 3 2
8030 Introduction to Optometry 1 1
8040 Neuroanatomy 4 3 2
8050 Basic and Applied Immunology 2 2
8060 Biochemistry 2 2
8090 Case-Based Discovery for the Developing Clinician 1 1
8080 Clinical Optometry I 2 1 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8110 Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes II 5 4 2
8120 Basic and Clinical Optics II 5 4 2
8160 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 5 4 2
8180 Clinical Optometry II 5 3 4
8190 Introduction to Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning 1 1
8230 Interpersonal Communication 2 2

Second Year 

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8220 Ophthalmic Optics 4 3 2
8240 Ocular Motility 2 2
8250 Monocular Sensory Processes 5 4 2
8260 General and Ocular Pharmacology 4 3 2
8280 Clinical Optometry III 4 2 4

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8320 Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 2
8340 Binocular Vision and Space Perception 4 3 2
8370 Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management I 5 4 2
8380 Clinical Optometry IV 2 1 2
8390 Specialty Clinic Laboratory 1 2
8391 Clinical Topics in Contact lenses 1 1
8392 Clinical Topics in Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry 1 1
8393 Clinical Topics in Low Vision 1 1
8560 Public Health and Epidemiology 2 2

Third Year

Summer Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8460 Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management II 2 2
8540 Binocular Vision Anomalies 4 3 2
8650 Geriatric Optometry 2 2
8450 Introduction to Primary Care Clinic 4 8

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8470 Pharmaceutical Management in Patient Care 2 2
8500 Primary Care Clinic I 6 12
8520 Contact Lenses I 3 2 2
8550 Low Vision 2 1 2
8570 Advanced Topics in Ocular and Systemic Disease & Management 6 5 2
8640 Pediatric Optometry 2 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8600 Primary Care Clinic II 6 12
8620 Contact Lenses II 2 2
8630 Practice Management I 3 3
8645 Neurologic Diseases 2 2
8660 Contact Lens Specialty Clinic 1 2
8670 Comprehensive Case Review and Analysis 1 1
8680 Ophthalmic Lasers 2 2
8690 Pediatric/Binocular Vision Specialty Clinic 1 2

Fourth Year

six clinical rotation and 2 courses required

Category 1 UM-St. Louis 1
OPTOM 8700UM-St. Louis Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care3
OPTOM 8710UM-St. Louis Contact Lens Patient Care3
OPTOM 8720UMSL Eye Health Management Patient Care1
Category 2 Institutional
OPTOM 8780External Rotation in Institutional Patient Care7
Category 3 Ocular Disease
OPTOM 8790External Rotation in Ocular Disease Patient Care7
Category 4 Community
OPTOM 8730Community Service Patient Care Rotation A7
OPTOM 8770Community Service Patient Care Rotation C7
Category 5 Specialty
OPTOM 8800External Rotation in Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care7
OPTOM 8810External Rotation in Contact Lens Patient Care7
OPTOM 8811External Rotation in Ophthalmic Surgical Patient Care7
OPTOM 8812External Rotation in Geriatric Patient Care7
OPTOM 8813External Rotation in Ophthalmic Sports Vision7
OPTOM 8814External Rotation in Primary Care7
OPTOM 8815External Rotation in Pathology and Treatment7
OPTOM 8816External Rotation in Ophthalmic Laser Treatment7
OPTOM 8817External Rotation in Rehabilitative Patient Care7
OPTOM 8820External Rotation in Low Vision Patient Care7
Category 6 Elective
OPTOM 8830External Rotation in General Patient Care7
OPTOM 8840External Supplementary Rotation In General Patient Care7
OPTOM 8850Supplementary Rotation in General Patient Care7
Required Courses
OPTOM 8870Practice Management IV2
OPTOM 8880Clinic Seminar1

 Due to advances in the optometric profession, sequencing of courses may change.  The courses listed above are subject to change through normal academic procedures.

Elective Courses in the College of Optometry
OPTOM 8400Directed Readings1-3
OPTOM 8410Directed Research1-3