Students seeking to make a real difference will find no better career than optometry. Only one degree qualifies you to become an optometrist: the Doctor of Optometry (OD), a four-year, doctoral-level degree. While concentrating primarily on structure, function and disorders of the eye, students in a professional OD program will also take courses in human anatomy, biochemistry and physiology, among others, to prepare for their role as primary-care doctors protecting patients’ overall health and wellness.
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Rankings of Optometry Schools and Colleges
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) does not rank or endorse any ranking of the accredited schools and colleges of optometry in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. In addition, ASCO does not provide information and data to any entity claiming to rank the schools and colleges of optometry or participate in any other way with such entities.
Optometry school and college applicants are urged to make their own determinations regarding the suitability of a school or college including visiting the schools and colleges’ official websites and gathering information regarding applicant profiles, class size, prerequisite courses, NBEO pass rates, faculty-student ratios, pre-clinical and clinical training and other information.
Accurate data which is provided by the schools and colleges can be found on the Data & Surveys webpage.