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Pre-Optometry

Bachelor of Science

Overview

Overview of Profession

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. 

  • Median annual wage for optometrists $110,300 (May 2017)
  • Career outlook (percent growth projection between 2016 – 2026) 18%

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Location

On Campus

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Education & Training/Residency

Degree: Doctoral or professional degree

Education:  Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree program typically takes 4 years to complete, and most students have a bachelor’s degree before entering such a program.

Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)