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PhD in Vision Science. What are the benefits?

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by Hello99, Nov 8, 2018 at 5:19 PM.

  1. Hello99

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    What career opportunities are there for a vision scientist? Does the PhD broaden career opportunities? Or is it un- practical and only for academic enrichment?
     
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    Who’s offering a PhD in Vision Sciences?
     
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    Many optometry schools offer it, such as NOVA, NECO, SUNY, SCCO, and more.
     
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    From the 15-20 vision science PhD's I've met, it looks like you're putting yourself onto a teaching or research career track after earning your PhD. Few of the ones I know actually see patients in clinic other than for research purposes. If those are the career paths you want, then yes it opens those doors.
     
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