SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi everyone: I am so tired of people on SDN bashing optometry and saying alllll sorts of things. I am shadowing a optometrist at a location near costco who is doing great, 100k+ salary a year, seeing about 10-11 patients a day. He referred me to a private practitioner who graduated opt school in 2002. He worked for lenscrafters from 2002-2006 and opened his own practice in 2006. IT IS DOING GREAT, THE BUILDING IS BRAND NEW AND HE HAS 5-6 STAFF and sees around 22 patientsa day!!! He said if you run it the right way you will make 160k+, please everyone dont listen to people on here and be discouraged. This private practice is on the same road as lenscrafters, pearl vision, and a walmart center, and he is still doing great. No one change your dreams just because of people on this website who have nothing better to do!