Vision and Goals

The Arizona College of Optometry's vision is to:

  • Deliver the premier 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.
  • Promote lifelong learning, community outreach and innovative research.

The 9 goals of the Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) are listed below:

  • Ensure that students have a strong foundation in basic visual and clinical sciences by providing broad and innovative educational opportunities
  • Plan and develop a diversity of clinical experiences to enable students to enter the practice of optometry
  • Support and nurture an environment of intellectual inquiry and research activity by students, residents and faculty
  • Promote interprofessional educational programming to develop students' appreciation of other health care professions
  • Promote student involvement in community service
  • Maintain and advance high quality residency programs
  • Perpetuate an Eye Institute that serves the eye/vision care needs of the community
  • Provide lifelong learning activities and support services to the optometric profession and the public
  • Maintain the financial viability of the College