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K-State Today Student Edition

October 1, 2019

Interested in a career in optometry?

Submitted by College of Arts and Sciences

Students interested in an optometry career are invited to the Pre-Optometry Club meeting, where an admissions representative from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, will present at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Room 305 of the K-State Student Union.

Optometrists are independent primary health care professionals who improve vision and quality of life; examine, diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and disorders of the visual system; and prescribe medications, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, contact lenses and perform certain surgical procedures.

According to Southern College of Optometry, the average income of full-time optometrists in the United States is $139,000-181,000. More than 50 academic scholarships are offered to the entering class of 2020, ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 per year and average student debt for the college's graduating class of 2019 was $135,346.

All students welcome to attend the meeting even if they are not members of the club.