i haven't been able to shadow my optometrist yet; and i'm afraid i wont' have much time this summer or during the school year due to work and school. i feel the only time i will have is when i'm on vacation, which basically means inconsistency in shadowing. how many hours are enough for Opt. schools? i'm currently working for an opthalmologist right now so would that count? i also volunteer for an eye clinic, and i've seen refractions and full eye exams. what else are opt. schools looking for as far as experience. and also, what are good questions to ask an optometrist? i already have a list, but i dunno if it's sufficient. thanks, btw: what opt school is good for clinicals? and which shool begins seeing patients the earliest? as in, do any schools begin seeing patients in the 2nd or 3rd year?