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How long is optometry school?

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by Anasku, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. Anasku

    Anasku Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    How long is optometry school? I am asking for my younger cousin who is considering this route. In addition "is learning lasik surgery part of the training?"

    Thank you.
     
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  3. cpw

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

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    Optometry school is four years after you get a BA/BS degree in undergraduate school

    And no, you don't learn lasik. Lasik procedures are done by ophthalmologists.. not OD's.
     
  4. christie

    christie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    cpw answered your question, but just to mention, OD's are not required to do residency after Optometry school, but you can have the option to do one.

    I don't know if Optometry students learn exactly how to perform LASIK surgery, but I think students are taught the basics of it, b/c many OD's see pre and post follow-ups of laser surgery. :)
     

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