I am new to the whole process of applying to optometry school so I have a few questions. How many optometry schools are there? What does the OAT consist of, is it as hard as the MCAT, when can you take it, and how is it scored? What is the average gpa and OAT score for accepted applicants? What is the average salary of a typical optometrist? What kind of extracurricular activities look good on the optometry school application? Can optometrists work for HMO's like medical doctors can? Is there a central system for organizing applications such as the AMCAS for MD schools? Any help is much appreciated.