SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Does anyone know anything about being an optometrist overseas? I am planning on applying to optometry school this summer but have always had an urge to travel, esp. to Italy, and maybe live there for a year or so. Any input? I would prefer to go there with a job but the idea of taking a year off before optometry school has been brought up also. If not before, maybe after? I dont like wasting time am graduating after 3 years of school and would prefer to go through optometry school sooner than later. Does anyone know if they allow for optometrists to practice there or what you would have to go through to be able to practice, licensing, school, etc. and if it is possible how would you go about practicing in the U.S. after working in Europe? A little bit more about me: I am from Europe, have been living in the state of Georgia for the past 10 years visiting home every other summer. Going to Italy has been one of those once in a lifetime kind of things I have been working very hard to get to where I am (academically) and am concerned that I will never get to make the trip if I keep going at the rate that I am now any input/advice would be more than appreciated! Thanks!