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  Optometrists
The Doctor of Optometry degree requires the completion of a 4-year program at an accredited optometry school, preceded by at least 3 years of preoptometric study at an accredited college or university.
A few applicants are accepted to optometry school after 3 years of college and complete their bachelor’s degree while attending optometry school.
Optometry programs include classroom and laboratory study of health and visual sciences, as well as clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos073.htm   (1508 words)

  
  Optometry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Optometry (Greek: optos meaning seen or visible and metria meaning measurement) is the health care profession concerned with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the eyes and related structures and with determination and correction of vision problems using lenses and other optical aids [1].
There is however an optometry degree offered at the University of Ulster at Coleraine in Northern Ireland (which is part of the United Kingdom) which many students from the Republic attend.
Doctor of Optometry degree is an entry education requirement for licensing optometry in Thailand.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Optometry   (845 words)

  
 Behavioral Optometry: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Behavioral optometry is a system of eye care that emphasizes visual training as a way to improve the way a patient uses his or her eyes.
In addition, behavioral optometry has been used to develop the special visual acuity that is needed for sports; and some practitioners are trained to treat patients who have suffered vision trauma such as stroke, or to work with autistic or disabled children.
And one of the major contentions of behavioral optometry is that conventional optometry does not cure the eye conditions it treats.
health.enotes.com /alternative-medicine-encyclopedia/behavioral-optometry   (928 words)

  
 Southern College of Optometry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Southern College of Optometry is a renowned college of optometry in the United States.
It is located in Memphis, Tennessee and is dedicated to the study of optometry, the field of medicine dedicated to not only the performance of refractive eye examinations and the fitting of necessary corrective lenses or vision therapy, but also the diagnosis and treatment of numerous ocular diseases.
The winners of the Varilux Optometry Super Bowl in 2003, 2004, and 2005 were all students from SCO.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Southern_College_of_Optometry   (526 words)

  
 Optometry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The College of Optometry is a member of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry and is accredited by the Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association, the official optometric agency recognized by the National Commission on Accrediting and by the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry.
Optometry students will be required to pay nonresident educational fees if they do not meet the university's residency requirements at the time of their enrollment.
The scope of optometry practice requires an understanding of the development of vision from infancy through adulthood, and the therapeutic and rehabilitative methods required to care for the problems of vision from infancy through the declining years.
umsl.edu /bulletin/TOC/College_of_Optometry/college_of_optometry.htm   (3203 words)

  
 Optometry
The College of Optometry is a member of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry and is accredited by the Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association, the official optometric agency recognized by the National Commission on Accrediting and by the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry.
Optometry students will be required to pay nonresident educational fees if they do not meet the university's residency requirements at the time of their enrollment.
The scope of optometry practice requires an understanding of the development of vision from infancy through adulthood, and the therapeutic and rehabilitative methods required to care for the problems of vision from infancy through the declining years.
www.umsl.edu /bulletin/TOC/College_of_Optometry/college_of_optometry.htm   (3203 words)

  
 OPTOMETRY
There are sixteen colleges of optometry in the United States, one in Puerto Rico and two in Canada; each year, they admit 1400 new students; 2226 applicants submitted a total of 5599 applications to the colleges for the first year positions in 2004.
Ten percent of the students currently enrolled in optometry schools are minorities; nearly 13% of optometrists 25 to 40 years old are members of minority groups, compared to 6% of those aged 41 to 50 and only 4% of optometrists over age 50.
Optometry school requires four years to complete; the first two years emphasize classroom and laboratory work in the basic medical sciences; the remaining two years are composed primarily of supervised patient care in hospitals, private practices and clinics.
www.oglethorpe.edu /faculty/~d_schadler/optometry.htm   (833 words)

  
 HPAC Optometry
While not always formally stated as a selection criterion, candidates for optometry school are encouraged to obtain some exposure to the field of optometry by observing in the office of an optometrist on a regularly scheduled basis for a period of time.
Optometry is one of the health professional fields included in the WICHE agreement between the western states.
Notifications of acceptance to colleges of optometry are usually in late spring or early summer prior to the beginning of school in the fall.
www.isu.edu /itrc/nosearch/edwin/hpac/HPAC/optometry.shtml   (1129 words)

  
 Optometry at AllExperts
Optometry is the health care profession concerned with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the eyes and related structures and with determination and correction of vision problems using lenses and other optical aids [1].
A Doctor of Optometry (Greek: optos meaning seen or visible and metria meaning measurement) is an eye care professional who is a primary care practitioner for most vision and ocular health concerns.
There is however an optometry degree offered at the University of Ulster at Coleraine in Northern Ireland (which is part of the United Kingdom) which many students from the Republic attend.
en.allexperts.com /e/o/op/optometry.htm   (830 words)

  
 School of Optometry 2003-2005 Online Bulletin: School of Optometry
The program in optometry operated as a division of the university, with its degrees granted by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School, until the 1975-76 school year, at which time it became a degree-granting school of the university.
The School of Optometry is a member of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (www.opted.org) and is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association, the official optometric agency recognized by the National Commission on Accrediting, and by the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (www.arbo.org).
Optometry students and graduates are eligible to take the annual examinations of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (www.optometry.org).
www.indiana.edu /~bulletin/iub/optometry/2003-2005/school.html   (1596 words)

  
 Optometry jobs / LASIK Information / Denver Laser Eye Surgery
Research optometry jobs and optical job salaries as well as available positions.
Find out more about optometry schools and entering the exciting and rewarding career of being a Doctor of Optometry.
Eye care is a rewarding career and includes such occupations as optometrist (generally called eye doctor by the public), ophthalmologist, opticians, and several other eye care "techs." There is also need for general business support such as insurance specialists.
www.optometry.com   (406 words)

  
 Berkeley Optometry: Overview - Reapplicant Status
Please note that Berkeley Optometry does not accept Committee Letters (one comprehensive letter) and/or letters written by a committee in lieu of three letters of recommendation that have been individually written.
First, as a prospective optometry professional, you may gain valuable insight into whether optometry is the right career path for you.
The Admissions Committee of the School of Optometry strives to admit students who will be successful both in the academic program and in the practice of optometry.
optometry.berkeley.edu /opt_txtpp/admissions/admitreapplicant.html   (1073 words)

  
 Optometry - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Optometry is the health care profession concerned with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the eyes and related structures, and with determination and correction of vision problems using lenses and other optical aids [1].
Optometrists are eye doctors who complete optometry school (a 4 year graduate program) and receive the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree.
Recently, changes in some states' laws have led to an overlap in the capabilities of the two professions to treat eye disease with pharmacological agents.
www.voyager.in /Optometry   (618 words)

  
 Irvine Optometry - optician - Job Details
optometry job board allows employers and job seekers to quickly and efficiently find one another.
If you represent a non-profit 501c3 organization or similar non profit company you can post an unlimited number of optometry jobs for free, get more details on our non-profit page.
Opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists can post their cv to send to an employer for a specific listing or simply to see if any recruiters or employers find them.
www.optometry.com /jobs/view.php?job_id=549   (181 words)

  
 PRE-OPTOMETRY INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Doctors of optometry (O.D.s) are primary health care providers who diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system as regulated by law.
A doctor of optometry is trained through a four-year program at one of these schools to examine, diagnose and treat conditions of the vision system.
For the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry (Missouri's only school of optometry) the 1997 entering class of 44 students had an average GPA of 3.30.
www.sbuniv.edu /~ggray/preoptom.html   (1582 words)

  
 What is Optometry?
A profession which began in the early 20th century, optometry is a health care discipline which has grown significantly with advanced educational programs and the adoption of new state laws for the use of diagnostic and therapeutic drugs in optometric care.
Doctors of Optometry also are concerned with the diagnosis, management and referral, when required, of such systemic diseases as hypertension, diabetes and others which are often first detected in the eye preventive measures as in infants and children's visual development, job/school/hobby related tasks, and nutrition and hygiene education.
optometry one that is on the cutting edge of modern health care.
www.sci.ccny.cuny.edu /optometry/What'sOptometry.html   (378 words)

  
 Application & General Admission Policy : Future Students : College of Optometry : The Ohio State University
Applicants should familiarize themselves with the optometry profession by visiting/observing several optometrists in their practices, as well as other health professionals.
Ohio State students who are interested in optometry and who are in good academic standing should consult a counselor in their college office to ensure completion of pre-optometry requirements and to complete a major which may help them in their later studies in optometry.
Due to the specific course work in the Doctor of Optometry program at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, admission with advanced standing from other optometry programs is typically not possible.
www.optometry.osu.edu /futurestudents/policies.cfm   (816 words)

  
 Behavioral optometry Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles
Behavioral optometry is a system of eye care that emphasizes visual training as a way to improve the way a patient uses his or her eyes.
In addition, behavioral optometry has been used to develop the special visual acuity that is needed for sports; and some practitioners are trained to treat patients who have suffered vision trauma such as stroke, or to work with autistic or disabled children.
And one of the major contentions of behavioral optometry is that conventional optometry does not cure the eye conditions it treats.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0001/ai_2603000193   (995 words)

  
 Optometry Career and Job Information
According to the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association, there were seventeen optometry schools in the U.S. that were accredited with the association in 2002.
For admission to optometry school, the Optometry Admissions Test must be passed.
Once accepted to an optometry program, courses are taken in vision science, systemic disease, pharmacology, biochemistry, and optics.
www.careeroverview.com /optometry-careers.html   (772 words)

  
 Before Our Program | Prospective Optometry Students | University of Waterloo
For the University of Waterloo Optometry program, for entry on or after September 2008, you will need to complete a minimum of 3 years of university studies with all the prerequisite courses completed before entering Optometry.
If you’re a current high school student and are considering the Doctor of Optometry program, after you graduate from high school, you need to complete a compulsary set of university-level prerequisite courses.
You would be able to meet the Optometry requirements through any one of the three programs – deciding amongst them is a personal choice and does not affect your chances of being admitted to Optometry.
www.optometry.uwaterloo.ca /prospective/od/highschool.html   (1317 words)

  
 Optometry | GCSU
However, it should be noted that the majority of today’s optometry students have a four-year baccalaureate degree.
Since requirements vary slightly from one optometry school to another, it is advisable to check with the specific college of optometry to which you plan to apply regarding their admission requirements.
The profession of optometry is growing rapidly and opportunities for future optometrists are projected to be excellent.
www.gcsu.edu /optometry   (423 words)

  
 Optometry Career   (Site not responding. Last check: )
You will diagnose and treat eye diseases, prescribe optical devices for vision corrections, direct the pre- and post-operative care of refractive and laser surgery patients, help children with learning disabilities through vision training, and provide vision rehabilitation services to people with severe vision impairments.
Optometry is one of the top ten income-earning professions in the country today - a profession offering you regular hours, flexibility in the type of practice, and a myriad choices in geographic location.
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry will prepare you to take your place among the leaders of the profession.
www.pco.edu /acad_progs/Optometry/od_career1.htm   (398 words)

  
 OPTOMETRY
The Optometry Program is an accelerated program in optometry presented in cooperation with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry of Philadelphia.
Following three years of pre-optometry studies at Gannon, students in the accelerated program in optometry will be evaluated and will make application to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and pursue the four years of the optometry curriculum at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
The degree of Doctor of Optometry will be awarded to students who complete the four year course of study at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
www.gannon.edu /catalog/2004_2005/html/Optometry.html   (307 words)

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