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Marina425 views

What classes would be best to take in order to become an optometrist? What schools should I look into after high school graduation?

I am a freshman in high school and my dream job is to be an optometrist after witnessing my uncle lose his vision in the span of 3 years. I want to start planning my academic route but would like recommendations for classes. Also what schools give good degrees in biology and are more likely to get you accepted into an optometry school?

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Marina245 views

How good do optometrists have to be at writing (essays)?

How good do optometrists have to be at writing (essays)?

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Maham464 views

Quickest Way To Become an Optometrist?

Hello all I wanted to know what was the quickest way I could become an optometrist I currently have a bachelor's in Arts and I'm 25. So I wanted to know how long it would take and whats the quickest route.

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Sydney226 views

Is ophthalmology scary to watch, like while you perform surgery?

I don’t really know what I’m talking about but isn’t it like eye surgery?

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Jianni251 views

What do you honestly think of your career?

What is your average salary? What is the best route to take in college? Is there many passion oriented coworkers in your field? My favorite classes are science, more importantly, biology. I am in 12th grade and fascinated by the inner workings of living things.

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Henry306 views

Optometrist Q&A

Hello! My name is Henry and I am a current high school student, I'm conducting an interview with any professionals in the optometrist field for a Foundations in Health Science class project about careers! I have created a total of 13 questions. Comment on this post, answering all 13 questions to be a part of my assignment. 1. Why did you choose to be an optometrist? 2. How many years of college did you need to go through? 3. What jobs did you work before you landed your current professional job? 4. How can I decide to earn a Ph.D. in this field? 5. Were you in a college program? 6. Did you have to pivot and go back to school at a later date? 7. Did you shadow another professional in the field? 8. Did you join any school clubs related to your current profession? 9. Was there a particulate subject that you struggled with during your school years? 10. What skillsets did you learn or gain while pursuing your career? 11. Do you feel like all the hard work is paying off, or has paid off? 12. What are some obstacles that you faced along the way? 13. What would you like for people to know about this career?

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Hello My name is Suyash and I am a high school student. I am conducting an interview with a professional who is an optician for my Health Science class. I have 13 questions total that need to be answered. Comment on the post and answer all 13 questions for your response to be a part of the assignment.

1. What profession did you choose? Why? 2. How many years of college did you need to go through? 3. What jobs did you work before you landed your present professional job? 4.How can I decide if I should earn a Ph.D. in this field? 5. Were you in a college program? 6. Did you have to pivot and go back to school at a later date? 7. Did you shadow another professional in the field? 8. Did you join any school clubs related to your current profession? 9. Was there a particular subject you struggled with during your school years? 10. What skill sets did you learn or gain while pursuing your career? 11. Why did you choose to become an optician? 12. What type of injuries do you most deal with? 13. What obstacles did you face before you reached your career?

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Aleksandra326 views

What is the best way to pay off optometry school debt?

I will be an OD1 student next year, and I was wondering what other people's experiences are in terms of financial aid and paying off their optometry school debt.

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Cole293 views

What would be the optimal path to become an Optometrist?

I am thinking about becoming an Optometrist, or O.D., and while I have researched it a fair bunch, I do not know all the skills I would need, where to go, and how to do it overall

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Aleksandra311 views

Why did you choose to go to optometry school?

I am currently a pre-optometry student, and was wondering what motivated optometrists to choose the field!

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Lynae656 views

College biology student with too many career options

I am entering my junior year of college and do not know how to choose a career. I am a biology major with many interests and career options like optometry, genetic counseling, research, and college professor. I have shadowed an optometrist (a career I have been interested in for a long time) and could see myself in that career but am still unsure. I am also doing remote research this summer but am very limited in what I can do, and I don't think I want to write scientific papers all the time as a career. I also have no teaching or counseling experience and don't know if any other career options would fit me. I have considered medical school but I'd prefer to specialize right away in my field. I have felt a little down this summer because of my indecision. If anyone has any guidance or words of encouragement, I would greatly appreciate it :) #biology #college #science #medicine #optometry #genetics #career #doctor #research

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Britney457 views

Optometry or Ophthalmology?

Do you believe one is better than the other? If so, in what aspects? #medicine #optometry #ophthalmology

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Ana826 views

Can I major in Business Management and go to Dental School or Optometry School?

I'm a freshman who just started college and I'm quite confused. At first I was a business major and then switched over to biological sciences because I've always wanted a career in the health field and thought that might be the best major. Now, I don't really think so. I either want to be a dentist or an optometrist, two things that I am interested in along with business. Will it be a bad idea to major in business rather than something like psychology or a science-major? Thank you. #college-major #business #entrepreneur #college #business-management #pre-dental #pre-optometry #dental #health #optometry

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Axel540 views

Where can I find scholarships that involve Optometry?

#scholarships #optometry

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Axel648 views

What are some tips on becoming a optometrist?

#optometrist #optometry #eyes

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Karena761 views

What are some interview tips?

I am applying to optometry school this year, so hopefully I get some interviews! #eyes #optometry #interviews #professional-development

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Karena629 views

What are factors that make your career interesting?

I would like to be an optometrist, so I am worried that in the long run, I will get bored looking at just eyes. #eyes #optometry

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Jade621 views

Should I go in undecided, look into majors, or stick with biology?

My current major is biology but I'm not 100% if I will be interested in this field. There are some things I like and dislike about it but I understand with every major, there might be a couple classes/subjects that will not excite you. I have also heard it is one of the more challenging majors, but again, I understand it depends on the person. I'm not sure if I should stick with biology and see how it plays out, and if not change my major, go in undecided, or maybe look into other majors? As of right now, I'm interested in optometry but I'm not 100% certain if my mind is set on this. Are there other majors that could possibly be taken for optometry? #college-major #college #biology #optometry

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Jade654 views

How do you start a business?

I aspire to be an optometrist and hopefully start my own optometry practice cold. How would I go about doing this? #optometry #eye-care #entrepreneurship #ceo #start-ups

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Raelyn677 views

How do I get job shadowing opportunities in the medical field ?

#medicine #nursing #optometry #pediatrics

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Markey809 views

What can I do to increase my chances of getting accepted into an Optometry Program?

I have always wanted to become an Optometrist. I want to make sure that I am doing everything right.. #optometry

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Markey634 views

What Undergrad Degree should I declare for a career in Optometry?

I am a senior and applying for college. I do not want to waste time declaring a degree that will not aid in my application to Optometry school. #optometry

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Jenalyn678 views

What are the best colleges for someone pursuing Optometry?

I am High School student interested in Optometry in need of advice based on this topic. #optometry

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zeinab951 views

How many years does it take to become an eye doctor?

i want to become an eye doctor but im not sure how many years it takes to complete that. #medicine #eye-care #eye-doctor #doctor #optometry

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Cierra636 views

I like to be a small business owner on the side. As far as education wise, how should I go about accomplishing that?

I want to become an optometrist, yet I would also like to become a small business owner. How would I go about accomplishing that, education wise? #optometry #smallbusiness #college

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Devetra955 views

Does hurt your eyes if you gaze at the sun?

I looked directly at the sun when I was younger, and was told that it would be harmful. I'm interested in optometry, and would like to know why it is bad for me to do so. [P.S. This question was edited by a site admin for grammar and clarity.] #health #astronomy #optometry #eye-care

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Anastasia787 views

What other doctoral degrees include just 4 years after undergrad?

Im a junior in high school, trying to narrow down my career choices. I know i want to do something medical, and im willing to put in the time for something im passionate about. However, it becomes a problem of money and tuition for 10-15 years. I also cant really imagine studying generalized medicine in med school for so long. I need something more specific, so im looking at my choices that do not include going to medical school. I know optometry is just 4 years after undergrad, are there any other doctoral degrees similar in length? #doctor #medicine #college-major #professor #medical-school #optometry

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Benjamin 648 views

As a young man planning to attend college I want to pursue a career that will allow me to give back to my community and others through volunteer service. As an optometrist what is the biggest volunteer service project you completed in helping others?

My goal and ambition in life is to serve and help others. I have a passion to make people smile and give of myself and time. I volunteer in my community by working with kids, elderly and my church. As I attend college and pursue a career I want to know that their is other opportunities in this field besides making money. I want to everyday give good care, serve others with respect and kindness but GIVE to those in need. #optometry

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Amy913 views

Do optometrists have trouble finding job openings once graduated?

There are so many optometrist school graduates and limited job openings. #graduate #optometry

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Amy1032 views

Do aspiring optometrists need to complete a residency program like that of medical students?

I was wondering about optometrists and their career paths. #school #graduate-school #optometry #residency

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