2. In your freshman year in college, it is wise to take some anatomy or physiology courses because some optometry school might recommend or even require it. Some classes in this category would be Biology or Zoology 1 and 2 and Inorganic Chemistry 1 and 2.
3. It would also be helpful in your freshman year to arrange a visit with a pre-health advisor, but if the program that he or she is taking doesn’t require it, schedule to have an advisor who will help you plan to be assigned to you, so that his or her advisor can help make a plan on when, where, and how to take the required steps to get into the optometry program that he or she is interested in.
4. Finally, the last thing the college student would do in their freshman year is to join some types of clubs or groups of people which will be made up of other students interested in optometry. For example, he or she would join pre-health, science, pre-optometry groups so other students can …show more content…
The final thing to do in his or her junior year in college is to visit different options or possibilities of colleges or schools of optometry and to chat with some of the admission officers.
13. During his or her junior year in college during the summer, continue to shadow and volunteer work with an optometrist. Also, if necessary be prepared to retake the Optometry Admission Test.
14. In his or her senior year in college, this is the year to take all advanced science courses. In this year, it is good to take or retake the OAT (Optometry Admission Test).
15. This year he or she can finally start to apply for different Optometry Schools. Some schools require an interview, he or she should brush the dust off of his or her interviewing skills.
16. Usually Optometrist work in their own offices which are usually clean and comfortable. Most optometrists work 40 hours a week full-time. Emergency calls are very rare, but there are some every