In An Optometrist a Doctor?

Absolutely!  An Optometrist has earned the right to be called a doctor because of the degree that they receive.  Upon graduation, people that have successfully completed their Optometric training receive a degree designated as an O.D. which stands for Doctor Of Optometry.   All must complete rigorous undergraduate and professional education to complete their training and graduate with a Doctor Of Optometry degree.  In addition, to become licensed and practice Optometry, all individuals must pass Certification testing from National Boards as well as individual State licensing board examinations.

 

Here are the common eye care professionals and a brief overview of their official titles and degrees:

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There is extensive education that is needed to become an Optometrist.  To begin with most candidates for Optometry School must complete at least 90 hours of undergraduate education which includes coursework in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology.  In addition, many schools require a Bachelors degree to apply and of course those candidates that do possess an undergraduate Bachelors degrees are considered “stronger” applicants.

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Currently there are twenty three schools in the United States that are accredited by the Association Of Schools And Colleges Of Optometry to provide training to become an Optometrist. These are scattered across the US and there is one in Puerto Rico also (it is considered to U.S. territory and there have been organized attempts to make it the 51st State). There are four states that have multiple schools in their boundaries.  These states are California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas

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There is extensive education that is needed to become an Optometrist.  To begin with most candidates for Optometry School must complete at least 90 hours of undergraduate education which includes coursework in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology.  In addition, many schools require a Bachelors degree to apply and of course those candidates that do possess an undergraduate Bachelors degrees are considered “stronger” applicants.

In order an applicant to be considered for entrance into Optometry School, they do indeed need to take an entrance exam.  This examination is required by all Schools Of Optometry in the United States.  This official entrance examination test is called the Optometry Admission Test which is commonly called the OAT test. This test is managed by the Association Of Schools and Colleges Of Optometry, which we have a link to already on this page.

 

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There is extensive education that is needed to become an Optometrist.  To begin with most candidates for Optometry School must complete at least 90 hours of undergraduate education which includes coursework in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology.  In addition, many schools require a Bachelors degree to apply and of course those candidates that do possess an undergraduate Bachelors degrees are considered “stronger” applicants.

 

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There is extensive education that is needed to become an Optometrist.  To begin with most candidates for Optometry School must complete at least 90 hours of undergraduate education which includes coursework in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology.  In addition, many schools require a Bachelors degree to apply and of course those candidates that do possess an undergraduate Bachelors degrees are considered “stronger” applicants.

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There is extensive education that is needed to become an Optometrist.  To begin with most candidates for Optometry School must complete at least 90 hours of undergraduate education which includes coursework in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology.  In addition, many schools require a Bachelors degree to apply and of course those candidates that do possess an undergraduate Bachelors degrees are considered “stronger” applicants.

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There is extensive education that is needed to become an Optometrist.  To begin with most candidates for Optometry School must complete at least 90 hours of undergraduate education which includes coursework in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology.  In addition, many schools require a Bachelors degree to apply and of course those candidates that do possess an undergraduate Bachelors degrees are considered “stronger” applicants.

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There is extensive education that is needed to become an Optometrist.  To begin with most candidates for Optometry School must complete at least 90 hours of undergraduate education which includes coursework in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology.  In addition, many schools require a Bachelors degree to apply and of course those candidates that do possess an undergraduate Bachelors degrees are considered “stronger” applicants.

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