Optometrists earn a Doctor of Optometry degree. They examine eyes and the visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. They may prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.

Suggested undergraduate major: Physiology. Physics and Calculus courses may be required.

Graduate training: Four-year doctoral program with an optional year of residency for specialized training.

American Academy of Optometry: https://www.aaopt.org/
American Optometric Association: https://www.aoa.org/
National Optometric Association: https://nationaloptometricassociation.com/

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO): https://optometriceducation.org/

Standardized test: Optometry Admission Test (OAT): https://oat.ada.org/en

Optometry Centralized Application Service (OptomCAS): https://www.optomcas.org/

Please note: this page provides information for current SPU students and does not represent a program that SPU offers.