SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I am currently 46 years old and am thinking about becoming an Optometrist. I have an Electrical Engineering degree with about a 3.3 GPA back in 1984. I would have to take some of the Pre-Requisites. I believe I have the drive and ability to be successful in Optometry School. Unfortunately, I have never had a passion for engineering; sitting in a cubicle analyzing data. I have always thought about being an Optometrist. I love talking with and helping people and I enjoy science. I am the kind of person who needs to work. I see myself working until the day I die, so hopefully I will have many years to practice in the field. I am a saver and investor and now have the means to pay for and pursue Optometry School. My question is two parts. 1) How difficult is it for someone of my age and GPA to get accepted and 2) Will I be the oldest person in the school? Age should not matter, but I think I might feel out of place in a class of 20 year olds. I would really appreciate hearing from anybody else in or thinking about Optometry school, who are close to my age and their experience.