The UAB School of Optometry’s research goals are focused on initiatives that lead to the discovery of new principles of eye care and vision science, and translating new ideas into clinical practice. Located in the footprint of a world-renowned academic medical center with tremendous biomedical research, the School is uniquely qualified for the opportunity to make scientific contributions that will make lasting impacts on eye and vision health. Our faculty boasts a unique expertise in ocular biology and neuroscience, spanning both basic and clinical science applications, and is positioned to expand vision science research and advance discoveries particularly in areas such as concussive brain injury, cerebral vascular accidents, and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Clinical Eye Research

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Vision Science Research Center

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Pediatric Vision Research