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Hello, I'm currently in the process for applying for Optometry school. I am a Canadian student and have already completed a 3-year BSc. Biochemistry
I'm writing my OAT in about 2 months, but in the mean time I also applied for Optometry school in the UK. So far I have received offers from Cardiff University and Manchester University. My end goal is to come back and practice in North America (preferably Canada)

I am wondering if anyone has any experience,
or know of somebody who has gone through optometry school in the UK and come back to North America to practice..

Is it harder to find work if you have a UK optometry degree? Is it easy to come back through IOBP and FORAC? Is the salary different than North American graduates?

Any information is helpful!
 

catsomgcats

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There are some past forums about this actually. Just search up and you will find more info on it.

But I know that it isn't impossible to come back to North American and practice but apparently it is really hard because you have to take the board (?) exams, and those seem to have a high fail rate.