SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm still considering optometry and pharmacy, but there's one thing that I really like about optometry that pharmacy can offer but usually doesn't. As an optometrist, eventually I would probably be able to have my own practice and be my own boss. It seems anymore that most pharmacists work for a retail chain and don't own their own pharmacy. Even if I could make more money working for someone else, there's just something really attractive about having my own practice and being my own boss. Does or did anyone else think of that when they were deciding a career to pursue?