SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey guys: I have a few random questions about optometry that I would appreciate if anyone could answer: 1) Does anyone know a book outlining admissions into optometry school? I have been looking in bookstores/online and have been finding books on entrance into all professional schools EXCEPT optometry school. If anyone could recommend a book just outlining everything for opt. school that would be great! 2) In terms of optometry specialties, do they make more money than just a generic OD? I.e. pediatric OD - do they make money and is there a need for this speciality? 3) What is the best way to land a position shadowing ODs, emailing or calling the office? I have not had success in finding an OD willing to take me as a shadow. 4) I was wondering if hospital volunteering has any merit in ECs for optometry school? For awhile I thought about pre-med and figured some time in the hospital would help me out, and I do enjoy helping others in the various departments. I just don't know if adcoms would ask why i didn't go med/ask me why i volunteer in a hospital when i want to do eye care. 5) Besides typical ECs, what would be good examples of "clinical" ECs for optometry. the only thing i could think of is OD shadowing... Like i said any info on any of these questions would be greatly appreciated!!