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Pre-Optometry

You can help care for people’s eyes and make sure they see properly.

WHY STUDY PRE-OPTOMETRY?

U.S. News & World Report ranked optometrists 49th on the list of 100 Best Jobs in 2019.

If you want to be an optometrist, you’ll need to take many prerequisite courses that optometry schools require. We will work closely with you to make sure you have taken the appropriate courses. We also provide many opportunities for you to complete the other highly recommended activities that the optometry schools are looking for, such as undergraduate research and optometrist shadowing.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll get a solid foundation in the biological sciences, physical sciences, and behavioral sciences, so you will do well on the OAT exam that many optometry schools require.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN ?

The undergraduate research and optometrist shadowing experiences will help you become a strong candidate in today’s competitive optometry school application process.

Employers:

  • Eye care clinics
  • Biomedical research labs
  • Optometry schools

UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES

 

Eye

Distinction one:

Highly qualified students can participate in the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University’s 3+4 Doctor of Optometry program.

Health Orb

Distinction two:

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with our Center for Rural Health Practice.

Eye Test

Distinction three:

You’ll get the chance to shadow local optometrists.