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Discussion in 'Optometry' started by Pathologist, Mar 1, 2001.

  1. Pathologist

    Pathologist Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2000
    Fostoria, Ohio, USA
    Hi everybody! I'm just a freshman in undergrad. I'm pretty sure I want to go to med school, but I've been exploring different medical careers. I was wondering if someone could give me the basics on optometry (Procedures they can do, how much schooling, residency, salary, optometry schools??). Also, does anyone know a website that lists all of the optometry schools and websites for them? Thanks [​IMG]
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  3. andy33

    andy33 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2001
    Pittsburg, KS
    There is a very good site on optometry. I believe the address is - it lists all of the schools of optometry in the US and Canada and the entrance requirements and average GPA of the entering classes for each school, as well as some other information. The last I read, the average salary for optometrists was around $92,000. Optometrists are actually allowed to do more now than they used to. They can actually treat conditions instead of referring them all of the time and some even do minor eye surgery. There is a lot of debate at the present time about optometrists doing major eye surgery, and though it isn't happening right now, it is definitely a possibility for the future.
  4. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Portland, OR
  5. drbizzaro

    drbizzaro Varilux/Essilor Advocate 7+ Year Member

    Jul 13, 2004
    procedures range from refraction (finding out your spectacle prescription) to ocular eye disease assessment (ie. glaucoma management)
  6. xmattODx

    xmattODx Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    I hope that the OP had his/her question answered long before today... seeing as how they asked it four years ago!

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