List of top schools/colleges offering ophthalmology programs:

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
- Ophthalmology Times Best Programs Survey has ranked the Department of Ophthalmology at the UC Denver School of Medicine as one of the Top 10 Best Clinical (Patient Care) Programs in the United States. Some other well-known clinical ophthalmology programs that are ranked among the top 10 include Bascon Palmer at University of Miami, Duke University, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University and Wills Eye Hospital.

Emory University School of Medicine, Eye Center
- Emory Eye Center is ranked in all four of the Top Ten slots with other distinguished U.S. academic eye institutions in the annual survey of ophthalmology programs conducted by Ophthalmology Times. The categories and Emory Eye Center’s 2008 placements include: Best Overall Program (tied for 8th); Best Research Program (9th); Best Residency Program (10th); Best Clinical (Patient Care) Program (6th).
- The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
- UPMC Eye Center is placed among the top 10 ophthalmology programs in the United States in the delivery of patient care.
- The Department of Ophthalmology has been ranked 8th in the country for National Institutes of Health funding for departments of ophthalmology and has one of the top basic and clinical research programs in the US.

University of Southern California (USC)
- The USC Department of Ophthalmology, Doheny Eye Institute and The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles have been ranked among the top 10 ophthalmology programs in the country by both U.S. News & World Report and Ophthalmology Times.
- In 2009, the department was rated 4th in the country in the rankings of eye institutes and eye departments receiving research funding from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek