optometrist

  1. P

    Question about Eyeglass Prescription

    I had an eye exam appointment this past Tuesday. The OD said that my prescription would be emailed to me. A few days went by and I did not receive it. I called multiple times asking for the prescription, and they kept saying that it would be sent to me soon. They finally sent it to me only after...
  2. uchiha_21

    Tips for a Undergrad

    Hey everyone! I just finished my Sophomore year at my undergrad college and am wondering if anyone can offer tips to help me prepare for Optometry School admissions. I don't have the best GPA, in my Freshman year, I've dealt with a lot of personal problems and thus I started with a GPA of 2.45...
  3. O

    HELP!! Shadowing/clinical experience during covid?!

    Hi guys! I just finished my third year of undergrad, and I was planning on applying for the 2020-2021 cycle, but now that corona stuff happened I'm worried about how I'm going to get my shadowing/experience hours in... Anyone have any ideas or advice on what I should do? Do you think schools...
  4. C

    IS OPTOMETRY A GROWING FIELD

    My name is crystal. I am thinking about optometrist as a career. I recently gave OAT exam and my score is 310. I wanted to know that how is optometrist as a career because while doing my research I came across a lot of negative student forums in which people said slot of negative things about...
  5. C

    is optometrist still a good profession?

    My name is sonali. I am thinking about optometrist as a career. I recently gave OAT exam and my score is 320 and my gpa is 3.6. i have applied at Oklahoma, Michigan, california and north Carolina. I wanted to know that how is optometrist as a career because while doing my research I came...
  6. O

    New York Sponsorship Program

    Hello everyone. :) I’m a foreign graduate of Optometry, earning an OD degree (6 year program) in my country. I’m planning to be a licensed OD in the USA by not going back to school and sit on the NBEO exams right away. I have contacted New York Board of Optometry if they offer a sponsorship...
  7. ElyssaGabrielle

    Tell me about UIW Optometry School :)

    Hey y'all! I just finished my sophomore year of undergrad and I'm starting to look at schools that I'm interested in to make sure I'm taking the pre-recs since they vary from school to school. Being that I'm from Texas, Hispanic, Pre-Optometry, and a hardcore Catholic, I feel like UIW is...
  8. BAG101

    iPad vs Traditional Laptop For Note-taking?

    I will be attending SCO starting this coming fall and I had a question for those of you who are already in optometry colleges or have graduated! For in-class note taking, what would you recommend; a laptop or an iPad? I currently have a MacBook Pro but would be open to getting an iPad. Also...
  9. BAG101

    Type of Bag Used in Optometry College?

    Hello everyone, I will be attending SCO starting this coming fall and I had a question for those of you who are already in optometry colleges or have graduated from them! The question is: what type of bag did you use/would recommend for optometry school, a traditional backpack or a messenger...
  10. L

    Does an optometrist LOR have to be one that you shadowed?

    I'm requesting some of my LORs currently so that I can get my applications submitted soon. I have 2 optometrists in mind, although I technically did not shadow either of them. (Worked often with them though) NECO mentions that they require a shadowed optometrist LOR on their website. This got...
  11. M

    The future of Optometry

    So I've been exploring the forum for a while now and I have to say, I'm utterly confused regarding the future of the profession (going off of what I read anyway). I was hoping current Optometrists or Optom students could give honest answers. I understand there are so many factors that play a...
  12. D

    Finding positions or volunteer oppertunites

    Has anyone ever worked or volunteered at an optometry office or a Lenscrafters or Visionworks? I am trying to get a job or even volunteer hours at an optometry office before I go off to optometry school and I would love to hear other people's experiences and how you did that. That would be...
  13. O

    OAT PHYSICS equations

    Hey guys! Taking my OAT for the first time in September... SO nervous. Currently enrolled in a Kaplan online course, and have been using Chads vids as supplementary material. I haven't really been able to get a good gauge on what/which equations for physics are the ones I need to be focussing on...
  14. P

    Ophthalmic or Optometric Tech needed in the Dallas, TX area

    - Be able to work up new and established patients o Enter patient information from intake form o Refraction – Manifest and Cycloplegic refraction o VA, CVF, Tonometry (Tonopen/Goldmann), Pupil exam. - Ancillary Testing: HVF, OCT, Lenstar, Pentacam, Fundus Photography and other - Welcome patients...
  15. H

    Optical store vs. private practice vs. commerical

    Hi, I am interested in pursuing a career in optometry but I had some confusions/questions I wanted to clear up! I did my research online, but I am still struggling a bit. What exactly is considered private practice and what is commercial? I know there are several modes of practices for...
  16. ODQuestions

    Attention Optometry Students Class of 2017 and 2018

    ODQuestions is looking for student representatives. Earn a free subscription and extra cash by becoming an ODQuestions representative! Email us at [email protected] for more information.
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    should I go back to school for optometry ???

    Hi! I'm currently thinking of what I want to do with the rest of my life, I'm 23 years old, I'm an optical technician at Costco, and tbh I considering going back to school to become at optometrist, I have my ABO & NCLE so I feel I have a very basic concept in the optical field , but I will be...
  18. C

    TBH, I'm not sure if I should do this or nor

    Hi! I'm currently thinking of what I want to do with the rest of my life, I'm 23 years old, I'm an optical technician at Costco, and tbh I considering going back to school to become at optometrist, I have my ABO & NCLE so I feel I have a very basic concept in the optical field , but I will be...
  19. S

    Admission without Anatomy and Physiology (optometry)

    Hello everyone! I recently graduated in December with a Biology degree but never took any anatomy and/or physiology classes - they weren't required to take to graduate. After graduating I decided I would look into Optometry and I love it, but I noticed most of the schools require those two...
  20. JC663

    Maryland Lic. Optometrist needed; part time fill in work

    Looking for Maryland licensed optometrist for fill in work, would need to cover at least 5 days in a row, compensation will be $650.00 per day. Clinic hours are Mon and Wed 11:00-7:00, Tue, Thur and Fri 10:00-5:00, and Sun 12:00-4:00. Office is located in Salisbury, MD., would also consider...
  21. P

    Pharmacy: yea or nay?

    Hello, everyone! Last night for my microeconomics class, I had to look up BLS data on pharmacy. I couldn't believe how oblivious I was for not noticing the absolute saturation and decrease in demand for the field until last night. I really need some input on what other fields I can do with a...
  22. damusiel

    Optometry Replaced by Technology?

    Hello, I am currently in high school and interested in becoming a optometrist. What is the future of optometry and will it be replaced by high tech technology and robots that will do it for us? What are the pros and cons and should i become a optometrist?
  23. C

    Optometrist working with Ophthalmologists -- Risks of being in Optometry

    Hi, I'm 27 and currently working in ophthalmic oncology as a technician. Recently I have been pondering the idea of going back to school and pursuing optometry. I'm not interested in performing surgeries but am interested in helping people manage their vision. Ideally, I would like to help...
  24. Push101

    Studying Optometry in UK

    Hello, I'm currently in the process for applying for Optometry school. I am a Canadian student and have already completed a 3-year BSc. Biochemistry I'm writing my OAT in about 2 months, but in the mean time I also applied for Optometry school in the UK. So far I have received offers from...
  25. W

    For Sale Lens processing equipment - complete set

    Hello, I am selling an unused set for optical fabrication. All equipment in perfect condition, set includes: - National Optronics Horizon II Edger - Marco Lens trial set with case; - Speede Blocker AIT; - ShopVac commercial vaccum with filters
  26. P

    How much do optometrists REALLY make? A case study

    Have you ever wondered whether an OD degree is worth it financially? Unless you're getting a free ride from someone or somewhere, you're probably going to graduated with a good sized six-figure student loan. According to startclass.com, the lowest in state tuition for U.S. optometry school is...
  27. O

    HELP PLEASE! Decided to go to Medical School for Ophthalmology and I'm lost

    Hi everyone!! Just a quick background....I am currently a 3rd year Optometry student with a Biology degree earned in 2013 (undergrad GPA 3.40). After starting clinic full time I realized that I would actually like to treat everything instead of referring anything optometrists can't treat to an...
  28. S

    A small survey on Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopes

    we are a group of management students at Darden School of Business, UVA, conducting a study on the purchase behavior for Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopes among optometry and ophthalmology students and practitioners. We would highly appreciate if you would fill this small survey and help us...
  29. Doptical27

    OAT 2016

    Hi! I plan on taking the OAT at the end of august and was wondering if anyone was selling 2016 Kaplan material and possibly still have access that i can purchase from them.
  30. M

    Should I apply to Osteopathic School over optometry?

    Hey everyone
  31. S

    New Optometry Schools?

    Hey I keep hearing that people with lower GPA etc should be applying to newer optometry schools, first off why is this? Second of all what are a list of newer schools? Thanks in advance .
  32. oklahomasooner

    How is Optometry Super Saturated?

    I'm confused as to how Optometry is super saturated? There are only 21 schools and most schools don't even graduate 100 per year! There are multiple medical schools that graduate 150+ yet physicians (or dentists/pharmacists) are not super saturated. So how is the optometrist career super...