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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

    May 24, 2002
    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

    Apr 25, 2001
    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

    Jun 13, 2001
    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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