Topics of Study
In this program, you will learn about the independent professional practice of optometry, and focus on the principles and techniques for examining, diagnosing and treating conditions of the visual system. You will receive instruction in prescribing glasses and contact lenses, other optical aids, corrective therapies, patient counseling, physician referral, practice management, and ethics and professional standards.
- To obtain a Doctor of Optometry degree four years of study at the graduate level must be completed.
- A bachelor's degree in pre-medicine, biology, or chemistry is a good preparation for this graduate program.
- A certificate or associate degree program qualifies individuals to be a dispensing optician, optical technician, or ophthalmic medical technologist.