SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I've been accused before of being overly pessimestic so I'm open to thoughts. Looking back on the optometry forums, I see that ODs have been complaining of an oversupply at least for the past 10 years (or more). But the average income in optometry has been around $120,000/yr (they say). Students see established ODs doing okay and feel they can duplicate this. Keeping it simple : 700+ optometry graduates are going into the marketplace per year now (1,200 graduate but we will subtract out the ones that die/retire...probably not even this many but I'll be conservative) and they are finding it very hard to find decent jobs. In a few more years, there will be another 500 added to them, all trying to find jobs too (from all the new OD schools). The $200,000 Question: What are they going to do?