Mission, vision and priorities

2020 - 2025

Using the following framework as our guiding light for the next five years, the University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences will continue to build on our strong, reputable foundation and strive to achieve our vision, live our mission and invoke our guiding principles.

Our Vision

Global leadership in saving sight



Our Mission

To improve vision-related quality of life by collaboratively creating, integrating, transmitting, and applying knowledge in ophthalmology and visual sciences.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Compassion
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Stewardship of Resources

OUR Strategic Priorities

Expansion of exemplary education

Advancement of clinical care experiences

Enhance pioneering research endeavors

Foster a collaborative culture

Advancement of clinical care experiences

  • Strengthen and grow educational programs through enhanced learning experiences and recruitment of diverse, top-talent learners
  • Recruit, cultivate, and retain highly-qualified, engaging and diverse faculty
UW DOVS team at the International Society for Eye Research 2019 Meeting.

Foster a collaborative culture

  • Expand our commitment to diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff, and learners
  • Live the Wisconsin Idea by building strategic partnerships, locally and globally to save sight
  • Implement intentional onboarding, continuing education programs and  inclusion opportunities to further develop and retain staff