Blindness and Low Vision Studies

Programs in Blindness and Low Vision Studies were first developed at Salus University in 1983, making Salus University the first institution in the country to offer four master’s degrees and certificates in the following areas:

To develop and offer graduate programs preparing highly qualified professionals to support individuals with blindness and low vision through the education and rehabilitation process, by creating an interprofessional environment of practitioners committed to lifelong learning, critical thinking, and dedication to the individuals and communities they serve.

To enhance the quality of life of individuals with blindness and low vision through excellence in interprofessional education, service delivery and research; and to increase the numbers, diversity and leadership roles of vision professionals in education and rehabilitation settings worldwide.   

Note: These programs are the pathway toward earning a certificate in specialties under the Blindness and Low Vision field in the United States. For international practitioners interested in advanced optometric training, learn more about the Master of Science in Clinical Optometry (MSCO) program with an Advanced Certificate in Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy, Vision Impairment and Rehabilitation, or Contact Lens.

International applicants receive support in the admissions process and beyond through the University's Academic Affairs Division of Global, Interprofessional, and Specialized