So, you want to be an optometrist?
Optometry provides you the opportunity to work closely with your patients and help their eyes and other vision-related issues. You give to your patients through your education, dedication, and ability to establish a postive patient-doctor relationship. To become an optometrist you must graduate from optometry school, which takes most people 4 years.
Here you will find important information on requirements, entrance exams, and extra experiences needed to gain entry into optometry school. As you explore, keep in mind:
- "Pre-opt" is not a major. You major in any area of personal interest you would like to obtain a degree in. Being "pre-opt" is something you personally state and it signifies the extra work you will put forth on your way to optometry school.
- While a majority of our students who are "pre-opt" are Science majors. This is not your only option. Optometry schools accept a variety of majors. You can major in whatever you are interested in as long as you complete the appropriate requirements.
- While optometry school lists class requirements, these are only the basics needed. The more you push yourself (while maintaining a high GPA), the better it will be for your application.
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