Difference between optometry schools? Hi, right now I?m in the process of deciding which optometry schools I am going to apply for. I?ve gotten information packages from some schools and I?m still waiting for the rest to come in. Is there any real difference among the schools? Price is a big factor; I?ll have to pay out of state tuition (because I?m foreign), and some school?s prices are just out of my league. I?ve heard that Berkeley and Ohio St. are pretty tough and have highly competitive programs, and I also was told to stay away from the schools in Florida and Puerto Rico. I read in the Internet that some schools emphasize research while others emphasize patient care experience, but they don?t name specific schools. I have read some trends from students complaining about the lack of contact lens exposure in some schools as well. What do you guys think? J.