Pre-Optometry

In order to apply for admission to a school of optometry, students are expected to complete successfully at least three years of college work including a set of specified science and math courses and to present acceptable scores on the Optometry Admission Test. Students must receive a bachelor's degree before the optometry degree will be granted. Pre-optometry is not a major toward an undergraduate degree.

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Ophthalmic laboratory technician
Optician
Optometric assistant
Optometrist

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Related pre-optometry links

K-State Pre-optometry website
http://courses.k-state.edu/catalog/undergraduate/as/prehealth.html

American Academy of Ophthalmology
http://www.aao.org/

American Academy of Optometry
http://www.aaopt.org/

American Board of Ophthalmology
http://www.abop.org/index1.asp

American Optometric Association
http://www.aoa.org/

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
http://www.opted.org/

Optical Society of America
http://www.osa.org/

Opticians Association of America
http://www.oaa.org/

ExploreHealthCareers.org
http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Field.8.aspx