The UCLA Stein Eye Institute and the Department of Ophthalmology provide comprehensive training in ophthalmology and vision science to medical students, residents, and clinical and research fellows. The Institute also offers programs to meet certificate requirements for ophthalmic assistants and optometrists, and the special training needs of national and international visitors.

A strong commitment to teaching by Institute faculty assures that ophthalmic education is maintained as a priority amidst the imperatives of patient care and research.