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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Related pre-optometry links

K-State Pre-optometry website

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Optometry

American Board of Ophthalmology

American Optometric Association

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)

Optical Society of America

Opticians Association of America