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Career Questions tagged Optometry

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Aleksandra Feb 17 131 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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Cole Feb 01 120 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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Aleksandra Dec 09, 2022 106 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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Lynae Aug 04, 2021 518 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)...

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Britney Oct 19, 2020 313 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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Ana Sep 18, 2018 603 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...

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Axel Aug 25, 2018 443 views

Where can I find scholarships that involve Optometry?

#scholarships #optometry

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Axel Aug 25, 2018 489 views

What are some tips on becoming a optometrist?

#optometrist #optometry #eyes

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Karena Apr 02, 2018 655 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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Karena Apr 02, 2018 523 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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Jade Mar 19, 2018 511 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...

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Jade Mar 19, 2018 517 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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Raelyn Mar 14, 2018 570 views

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

#medicine #nursing #optometry #pediatrics

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Markey Jan 17, 2018 572 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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Markey Jan 17, 2018 502 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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Jenalyn Jan 10, 2018 503 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.

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zeinab Oct 10, 2017 824 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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Cierra Sep 28, 2017 496 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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Devetra May 19, 2017 832 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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Anastasia Jan 10, 2017 681 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...

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Benjamin Oct 26, 2016 552 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...

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Amy Jul 12, 2016 733 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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Amy Jul 12, 2016 799 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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Amy Jul 12, 2016 4696 views

Is optometry school less selective and rigorous as medical school?

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

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Amy Jul 12, 2016 1563 views

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

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

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Amy Jul 12, 2016 884 views

What is the path to becoming an optometrist?

I am curious about this profession. #college #optometry

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Nellie May 26, 2016 2160 views

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...

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Krista May 17, 2016 863 views

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 #medicine #optometry

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Airy May 15, 2016 4338 views

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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Isela May 12, 2016 802 views

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

because I want to be an eye doctor. #medicine #optometry #eye-doctor #science #career #career-counseling #college