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Pre-Optometry

Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose and treat visual problems and manage diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed for vision correction. Optometrists must complete a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree program, which typically takes 4 years beyond undergraduate study. (Health Professions Admissions Guide, NAAHP, 2017)

Resources for pre-optometry students:

Suggested Majors/Minors


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Pre-Requisites


Courses to satisfy admissions requirements to Optometry schools and prepare for the OAT

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Experience


Develop skills beyond the classroom

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Entrance Exam


Prepare for the OAT

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Applying to Optometry Schools


Links to optometry school directories and common applications

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Success


100% acceptance rate for Bradley applicants. Where are they now?

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