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How long is optometry school?


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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.


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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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