Career Questions tagged Optometry

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...

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Active Sep 18 at 05:10 PM

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Posted by Ana R.’s Avatar Ana R.
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Jared Cox | Optometrist Yes. Some would argue an unusual major makes you stand out. ...

Where can I find scholarships that involve Optometry?

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Active Aug 25 at 07:20 PM

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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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Active Apr 08 at 09:14 AM

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Irina Tikhonova | Government Success Consultant Hi Karena: everything that Stephanie said above is fantastic. The only ...

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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Active Apr 03 at 11:04 AM

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Posted by Karena K.’s Avatar Karena K.
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Steve Cooper | EMEA Field Service Operations Director at Dell As someone once said: Doing what you like is freedom, liking ...

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...

#biology #college #optometry #college-major

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Active Apr 30 at 08:24 PM

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Ashley Hatcher | Hillsborough County School District <span style="background-color: rgb(253, 253, 253);">Biology will be a help if you ...

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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Active Oct 21 at 04:14 AM

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G. Mark Stewart | Adjunct Professor Engineering For all businesses, you need to write a business plan. A ...

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

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Active Mar 15 at 03:30 AM

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Posted by Raelyn G.’s Avatar Raelyn G.
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Jared Cox | Optometrist Many private practices would be glad to have you shadow. My ...

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.....

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Active Mar 07 at 01:27 AM

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Posted by Markey T.’s Avatar Markey T.
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Cindy Cesar | Student at New England College of Optometry Get a job or shadow an optometrists or ophthalmologists at some ...

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....

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Active Mar 07 at 01:19 AM

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Posted by Markey T.’s Avatar Markey T.
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Cindy Cesar | Student at New England College of Optometry You can major in anything as long as you meet the ...

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....

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Active Mar 07 at 01:35 AM

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Cindy Cesar | Student at New England College of Optometry <span style="background-color: rgb(253, 253, 253);">It depends on what you define is ...

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. #medical #eye-care #eye-doctor #doctor...

#optometry

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Active Nov 30 '17 at 09:35 PM

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Ana Felix | Clerkship Director at University of North Carolina at ... Working as a doctor is a privilege and a joy - ...

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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Active Sep 29 '17 at 05:17 PM

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Alfredo Baudet | Financial Markets Experienced Associate - PwC Hi Cierra, This is a very good question, in a strictly ...

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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Active Oct 26 '17 at 04:50 AM

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Posted by Devetra C.’s Avatar Devetra C.
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Jared Cox | Optometrist Do not look at the sun without appropriate protection (ie solar ...

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...

#optometry #doctor #professor #college-major #medical-school #medicine

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:50 PM

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Dumi Presuma | Medical Student M4 Considering your problem of money try learning something independently (preferably something ...

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...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:46 PM

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Posted by Benjamin  B.’s Avatar Benjamin B.
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Cindy Cesar | Student at New England College of Optometry In the medical profession, including optometry, there are many opportunities to ...

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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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:38 PM

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Posted by Amy Z.’s Avatar Amy Z.
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Abhishek K N | Computer Hardware Professional Employment of optometrists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 ...

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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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:38 PM

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Posted by Amy Z.’s Avatar Amy Z.
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sreejith Nair | Computer Networking Professional A passing score on the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) is required ...

Is optometry school less selective and rigorous as medical school?

I don't know much about optometry school. #medical #graduate-school...

#optometry

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Active Feb 13 at 06:26 AM

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Posted by Amy Z.’s Avatar Amy Z.
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Jared Cox | Optometrist As there are far more medical schools than optometry schools, I ...

Do you need to take the MCAT to be an optometrist?

I was curious about optometry. #school #graduate-school...

#optometry

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Active Aug 06 '17 at 04:42 AM

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Posted by Amy Z.’s Avatar Amy Z.
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Essam Thouheed | Analyst at Dell no, Optometry schools will not accept the MCAT over the OAT

What is the path to becoming an optometrist?

I am curious about this profession. #college...

#optometry

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Active May 31 at 10:44 PM

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Posted by Amy Z.’s Avatar Amy Z.
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Essam Thouheed | Analyst at Dell Step 1: Earn an Undergraduate Degree. ... Step 2: Pass the ...

Optometry vs. Ophthalmology- Should I be worried that the MDs will take over the ODs?

I am interested in pursuing Optometry, which means I would need to take the OAT, and go into Optometry school. However, if you go through with Medical school, and the MCAT, one could become an Ophthalmologist. I don't want to begin following the Optometry route if the MDs could take over the...

#ophthalmologist #optometry #medical #healthcare #medicine #optometrist #employment

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:32 PM

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Posted by Nicole R.’s Avatar Nicole R.
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Stephanie Tran | Doctor of Optometry Candidate, 2017 From my understanding, ophthalmology is highly competitive and involves many more ...

What is some advice you have about starting a new business from scratch?

I am an aspiring optometrist, hoping to open my own practice one day. While most of my studies are focused on the sciences, I feel I am lacking in the business area. Advice about where to start or important steps along the way would be very helpful! #business #medical...

#optometry

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:24 PM

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Posted by Krista R.’s Avatar Krista R.
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Biju Mathew | Head Training at Dell You need an Idea to start business. You need to analyses ...

What is the fastest way to become an optometrist?

I know that becoming an optometrist takes time, but I want to know if there are any schools out there that will help me get to my career faster #medicine #healthcare...

#optometry

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Active Feb 11 at 10:25 PM

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Posted by Airy R.’s Avatar Airy R.
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Jared Cox | Optometrist Optometry school takes 4 years, so if you want to become ...

What college should I go to to be an eye doctor?

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Active Oct 25 '17 at 07:31 PM

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Posted by Isela M.’s Avatar Isela M.
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Tim Cannon | Independent Writing And Editing Professional at Self-Employed Johns Hopkins would be an above average choice, broadly speaking.

What does it take to be an expert eye doctor? What do you need ? What can you do to get there?

My name is Isela, and I am interested in becoming an eye doctor #doctor #medicine #healthcare #optometry #eye-care #eye-doctor #career #career-counseling #science...

#optometrist

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Active Oct 22 '17 at 04:00 PM

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Posted by Isela M.’s Avatar Isela M.
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Jared Cox | Optometrist One of the keys is to be constantly and continuously increasing ...

What are some tips on how to treat a blind patient?

Hi i am nandhini iam studying in 10 standard my question is how to treat a blind patient? #doctor #optometry #eye-care...

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Active Nov 07 '17 at 04:24 PM

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Posted by Nandhini R.’s Avatar Nandhini R.
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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hi Nandhini! Tips for assisting people who are blind or have ...

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