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 California-Berkeley

Founded in 1868, the University of California at Berkeley is the flagship of the University of California system of higher education, with a campus overlooking the San Francisco Bay. UC Berkeley is known for its academic excellence, student activism...

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There is literally nothing holding you back at Berkeley from taking exactly the classes you want. In fact, the College of Letters and Science requires you to take classes in virtually every field. You might call that restrictive, but that would...

” – Taylor from Santa Maria, CA
Ohio State University-Main Campus

Originally founded as a land-grant university in 1870, Ohio State University is a public institution in Columbus and the third-largest campus in the nation. OSU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom...

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Ohio State has helped me immensely in gaining real world experience for my major. I am in early childhood education and within the first couple weeks there I obtained a job at Ohio State's Child Care Program. In your first year at Ohio State you will...

” – Lauren from Cincinnati, OH
Indiana University-Bloomington

Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington is the largest university in the state and the flagship campus of the IU system in southwest Indiana. IU encompasses 16 colleges and schools hosting over 200 undergraduate majors. As a school with a...

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The quality of the education you get here is really reliant on which specific classes you take. I've had some really challenging, forum-based classes where I felt like I learned a lot, including a lot more beyond just the curriculum. I believe some...

” – Alicia from West Chester, OH
University of Houston

The University of Houston is a public research institution and the third-largest university in Texas. UH is home to 16 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 108 fields of study. A diverse campus, UH has been designated an Hispanic-...

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in my opinion, this school is underrated. it is an excellent university with excellent professors and spectacular school spirit. it can definitely compete with other texas universities.

” – Christopher from Houston, TX
Nova Southeastern University

Founded by a group of local businessmen over breakfast, Nova Southeastern University is a 4-year private university in southeast Florida and an Hispanic-serving institution. NSU is home to 18 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in...

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So far, the professors are great; they are helpful; they will go out of their way to help you. One of my professors let me borrow their book, to copy chapters out of it, so I could do my assigned reading, since I didn't have a book.

” – Charlene from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ferris State University

Ferris State University is a 4-year public university in west central Michigan. Ferris State is home to eight colleges conferring over 190 undergraduate degrees as well as an honors program. For students who wish to learn in a foreign culture, Ferris...

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This teachers make every class room a friendly place. The know you by name, which is unlikely to happen at other universities. The information they teach is challenging, but they give you many options to succeed including office hours and free...

” – Breanna from Pontiac, MI
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 Alabama at Birmingham

Established in 1969 after a merger between the Medical College of Alabama and the Birmingham Extension Center of The University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is a 4-year public institution. UAB is home to 12 colleges and schools...

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham has many tools to help students succeed in their classes. Many of the science and courses have sessions every week to discuss the lectures. Students are able to ask questions and get answers from students who...

” – Mae Lin from Birmingham, AL
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...

University of the Incarnate Word

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic school in San Antonio and an Hispanic-serving institution. The largest Catholic university in the state of Texas, UIW is home to 11...

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The dorms are expensive. The food is pretty good. The staff is very helpful.

” – James from Odessa, TX
Northeastern State University

Northeastern State University is a public institution located primarily in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The college includes branch campuses in the city of Muskogee, the city of Broken Arrow, and online. NSU has classes available in the day, in the evening...

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NSU is a nice school where you feel safe.

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University of Missouri-St Louis

The University of Missouri-St Louis is a 4-year public school and the largest public research institution in eastern Missouri. Part of the University of Missouri System, UMSL is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. In...

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UMSL is the place for you if you want:
1) Teachers that actually care about your learning experience and about you as an individual.
2) Affordable education with free parking!!!
3) A centrally located school that offers every major under the sun.

” – Samantha from Ballwin, MO
Western University of Health Sciences

Western University of Health Sciences is a private, graduate institution established in Pomona, California, which is also home to the WesternU Patient Care Center and the Pet Health Center. Along with the main campus, the school also maintains an...

MCPHS University

Founded in 1823 as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, MCPHS University is a private school of healthcare programs in Boston and the second-oldest college of pharmacy in the nation. MCPHS is home to 12 schools of healthcare hosting over 100...

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You will never get bored, that's for sure! I am a third year PharmD student at MCPHS, and let me tell you, MCPHS is very serious when it comes to academics. Although you'll find that there aren't too many homework assignments like those you get in...

” – Choua from Fitchburg, MA
Pacific University

Pacific University is a liberal arts college in the greater Portland area. Pacific is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education granting undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors. Utilizing the university’s location, Pacific...

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Pacific University is the perfect school for athletes, academically driven students, and students who love the rain. The academics are rigorous, but the teachers are extremely helpful. The spirit at this school is something that anyone can feel as...

” – Taylor from Alamo, CA

Midwestern University is a private medical education institution, established in 1900. The Glendale campus is located in the state of Arizona, approximately 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix. The Glendale campus is home to a wide variety of facilities...

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It is a great private, graduate school. The people here are open and friendly to differing backgrounds. It has brand new buildings and facilities with up-to-date technology which keeps students in the loop.

” – Julie from South Dakota

From its campus outside of Philadelphia, Salus University is a graduate and professional institution dedicated to the health sciences. The curriculum at Salus is divided among four schools: Optometry, Audiology, Health Sciences, and Education &...

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It is a challenging institution that works to bring out your full potential. Through a rigorous didactic course and a cooperative clinical program, Salus strives to create the next generation of health professionals. It is a course well spent and the...

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Midwestern University in Downers Grove is a graduate-level medical school in the western suburbs of Chicago ranked 20th in the nation by US News & World Report. The MU Downers Grove campus offers academic programs from six colleges of medicine. MU...

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Midwestern University, Downers Grove is a very organized, clean, friendly college. The faculty, staff, and students are all very caring and responsible. Additionally the facilities and amenities it has to offer are world class.

” – Parth from Downers Grove, IL

With a campus down by the banks of the River Charles, the New England College of Optometry is a Boston-based graduate institution training students for careers in the field of eye care. NECO instructs students in visual, ocular, and systemic care...

The Southern College of Optometry is an optometry school in Memphis training students for careers in the eyecare field. SCO offers a 4-year Doctor of Optometry program featuring 32 residency programs—the most of any optometry school in the United...

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...

From its campus overlooking NYC’s Bryant Park and the New York Public Library, the SUNY College of Optometry is a graduate school of optical studies in midtown Manhattan. SUNY College of Optometry offers a 4-year Doctor of Optometry program as well...

Marshall B. Ketchum University is a private educational institution for health care studies. MBKU is divided into three colleges specializing in optometry, pharmacy, and physician assistant studies. The university’s three Ketchum Health facilities in...

The Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry is a private, medical education institution established in the city of Bayamón. The college serves a small student population of under 100, with each of its students taking part in a...