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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.
Pre-professional programs prepare students for entry into numerous professional programs. The programs are not majors (i.e., a pre-med or pre-physical therapy major) but rather are tailored courses within existing majors. As students determine their program of interest, faculty work one on one with them to ensure they complete the prerequisite course requirements for their professional program(s) of interest.
Students intending to apply for admission to a graduate program in optometry would be best prepared by completing a Biology B.S.
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.