How to Become an Optometrist

How to Become an Optometrist

There are 11 comments on the How Stuff Works story from Nov 8, 2011, titled How to Become an Optometrist. In it, How Stuff Works reports that:

HowStuffWorks.com Contributors. "How to Become an Optometrist" 12 April 2011. HowStuffWorks.com. 08 November 2011.

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Mike

Toronto, Canada

#1 Feb 7, 2012
...(ASCO). This test is required by all optometry schools in the United States as well as by one optometry school in Canada.

Register to study at one of the optometry schools approved by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE). There ... Comment?

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sallyjohnson48

Bountiful, UT

#3 Oct 1, 2012
This was a great article to read. My son is wanting to go into the medical field, but he can't decide what kind of doctor he wants to be. This could help him in his decision. In the meantime I am on the lookout for a good optometrist scottsdale az. http://www.rivieraopticare.com/
Jason

Walla Walla, WA

#6 Oct 7, 2013
That is really good to know! I have been thinking about studying to become an (href=" http://leyecare.com/ )optometrist, up here in Edmonton), but I didn't know where to start. I think that it would be nice helping people out with there eye sight.
Eugene Dean

Chicago, IL

#19 Aug 25, 2014
Thank you for sharing this article. I have wanted to be an optometrist since childhood. I have always had poor vision, and I can still remember my first visit to the eye doctor. I was ecstatic once I got a pair of glasses and could see again. I would like to bring this joy to others.

http://www.crowfootvisioncentre.ca/
tedsmith575

Boston, MA

#21 Oct 6, 2014
I am thinking about becoming an optometrist but I didn't know what the requirements were. I appreciate letting me know that there are certain tests that I need to take to be an optometrist. I will definitely look more into it and what the curriculum is like.

http://arizonaeyes.net
Calvin James

Salt Lake City, UT

#28 Dec 6, 2014
Thank you for the tips! I really like eyes and have thought being an optometrist would be really cool. I can't imagine helping someone be able to see clearly again! it must be so rewarding. http://www.newtonoptometry.com/en/
Sylvia
#31 Feb 18, 2015
Eugene Dean wrote:
Thank you for sharing this article. I have wanted to be an optometrist since childhood. I have always had poor vision, and I can still remember my first visit to the eye doctor. I was ecstatic once I got a pair of glasses and could see again. I would like to bring this joy to others.
http://www.crowfootvisioncentre.ca/
You and me both, Eugene Dean! I just have always wanted to help people have better vision because my little brother was born blind. It makes me value my vision that much more! What are some ways I can better propel myself in the direction of becoming an optometrist? I'm almost done with my generals in college, so I need to start looking at class specifically aimed for better vision.
http://www.drwilsoneyecare.com
Anonymous

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#32 Feb 23, 2015
My mom has worked as a nurse for an optometrist before I was even born and has always loved her job. She talks about it all the time, and it's something that I would love to look into more. Does anyone have any suggestions on somethings that I can look into to help me learn more about what it would take to become an optometrist?

http://arizonaeyes.net
marc

Romania

#35 Mar 30, 2015
Thanks for the article link. I feel like there are a lot of resources for people who want to be doctors or dentists, but not as many if you specialize more. I've always wanted to be an optometrist, but I haven't known how. I guess it's just a matter of sticking with the schoolwork and getting experience. http://www.lenscraftersdoctor.com
Kurt Cooks

United States

#37 Apr 15, 2015
Thank you for posting the test here! I have been in optometry school for the past 3 years. I just need to make sure that I can pass the test and become certified. It has been long but I can't wait to be an optometrist. http://www.ashworthvision.com/about-us/
ShirleyWill12

Dallas, TX

#38 Apr 21, 2015
I think it would be really interesting to work in this field. I have a lot of personal problems with eyesight. In addition to that a lot of people in my family have the same problems. I'd definitely like to know if it's genetic or not. Talking to professionals who study this exclusively for years would be a great way to learn that.
http://www.lindenoptometry.com

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