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Discussion in 'Optometry' started by Eyegirl2007, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. Hello all you fellow pre-optometry students out there! (and everyone else).

    I have a question: What does LASIK (and procedures like it) mean, in your opinion, for the future of optometry....?
     
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  3. r_salis

    r_salis SDN Supa-Mod Emmetrope Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Welcome, Eyegirl! There are a few fellow pre-optometry students in here (maybe more lurkers), and a few current students, too. It's great to have another future optometry student join us!

    I take it by your screenname that you're applying for entering class of 2003? What schools will you be applying to?

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Eyegirl2007:
    <strong>Hello all you fellow pre-optometry students out there! (and everyone else).

    I have a question: What does LASIK (and procedures like it) mean, in your opinion, for the future of optometry....?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  4. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Welcome to SDN Eyegirl! If you have any questions about school and the application process don't hesitate to ask. There are a few OD students lurking about and a few OD's lurking about. So, ask away!! We're all here to help!
    :D :D
     
  5. christie

    christie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Welcome Eyegirl2007, good luck in the application process :)
     
  6. Thank you for the warm welcome and the good wishes! I will be applying to SUNY, ICO, SCO, SCCO, PCO, and IU..I think that's all of them. Hopefully, the whole application process/interviews(!) won't cost tooooo much. <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> If there are any SUNY students in here, I'd like to know what it's like to live in New York after Sept 11th. Is everybody walking around scared? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
  7. christie

    christie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Eyegirl2007,

    I just moved to PA last week, but I'm from the nyc area, and there's nothing to worry about with regards to living in nyc. SUNY is located in a beautiful area of the city, right across from Bryant park. Of course, like every big city, keep alert. I heard that a lot of SUNY students live in Queens, b/c its less expensive.

    If you have anymore questions about the applciation process, feel free to ask. I applied to basically the same schools you did, except IU. My only regret is applying to too many schools. As far as interviews, I decided to go to PCO, SUNY and NEWENCO. So, I can give you tips on those interviews. Good Luck :)
     
  8. Please give me information about what the SUNY Interview is like. I am not sure what to expect.
    As usual, thanks.
     
  9. christie

    christie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    For me, the SUNY interview was the most formal one. The day begins by you writing a 1 page essay. Then, you wait until they call you, and you go into a conference-like room where you will be interviewed by 4 faculty memebrs. Some get interviewed by 3 faculty members. The faculty ask a number of questions about why you chose Optometry, why you would like to attend SUNY, what book you have read recently, etc...After the interview you meet a financial aid advisor and discuss the money aspect of school. Then you wait until everyone is finished interviewing (mabye like 4-5 people) and then you are given a tour of the school, as well as lunch. I thought the interviews at PCO & NEWENCO were more relaxing and less formal. Good Luck! :)
     

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