Optometry

Being responsible for someone's ability to see is a pretty incredible thing. Studying optometry will give you the necessary skills to enable your patients to see the world around them. Through this program, you will become an expert in caring for the eyes. You will be taught to examine, diagnose and treat visual issues. This will allow you to prescribe glasses, provide care to patients undergoing surgery, and even evaluate people for diseases such as diabetes. Upon receiving your Doctorate of Optometry from an optometry school, you will have an option to specialize in fields such as family practice or geriatric optometry. By choosing an optometry major, you will be entering a stable and growing field. CNNMoney lists optometry as #12 on its Top 100 Jobs in America list. Plus, the average optometrist only works about 37 hours per week. An optometry major will not limit you to only becoming a doctor. This program also gives you the opportunity to become a post secondary teacher, conduct research in the field, or work as a consultant in the eye care industry.

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University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth is located in Plymouth, England, with affiliated campuses located throughout South West England. The Royal Statistical Society selected Plymouth as the home for the Centre for Statistical Education and has been awarded the...

University of New South Wales (UNSW-Sydney)

The University of New South Wales is an Australian public university in the Sydney metro area. UNSW is home to nine academic faculties conferring undergraduate degrees and is a member of the Australian coalition of research universities known as...

From its campus on Chicago’s south side, the Illinois College of Optometry is America’s first optometry institution and also its largest. The core curriculum at ICO features intensive coursework over students’ first three years in subjects such as...