Interested in becoming a Doctor of Optometry?
After attending optometry school you could earn over $100,000 a year, treat patients, continuously learn important new research, these are all great reasons to become a Doctor of Optometry. Plus, the optometry profession is predicted to enjoy solid growth for the foreseeable future. With the aging population in the United States and the continued advancement in the treatment of eye diseases, becoming a Doctor of Optometry is an excellent career choice.
OD's treat a wide range of eye diseases, prescribe medication, and perform minor ocular procedures. Optometry is a rewarding professional occupation that enjoys a high earning potential.
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"The American Optometric Association (AOA) lists the median net income for optometrists in private practice between $115,000 to $120,000."
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"Becoming an OD was the best decision I have made!"
James D. OD 2001
"I went from working in a lab with my Biology degree to treating patients in three years! Being an OD is the most rewarding profession!"
Jacki C. OD 1998
"I always knew that I wanted to be an Optometrist. I went straight through college into a great OD program. I haven't looked back yet! It was great decision."
"I was floundering around in a dead end job, pushing 30 years old, married, with a two kids. I knew I had to do something to make a career for myself, and do it fast. I checked into optometry schools, found out I had the prerequisites done, applied and here I am 8 years later happier than ever!
Doug B. OD, Ms.c 1998