Below is a list of resources for students who are interested in applying to optometry school. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and it is recommended you meet with the Center frequently to discuss your overall progress.
Optometry School Resources
Career Overview Overview provided by the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Fact Sheet The optometry school fact sheet gives a basic outline of the requirements for optometry school, including the national statistics for those admitted as well as suggestions for how to become a successful applicant.
Colleges, OD This link, provided by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), lists the contact information for U.S. Optometry Programs.
OAT This links to the Optometry Admissions Test.
OptomCAS The Optometry Centralized Application Service will launch in July 2009 for applications for academic year 2010-11.
AOA The American Optometric Association maintains helpful information about the profession.
Shadowing Lists This list is not an exhaustive list of potential places to shadow. It is highly recommend that you contact optometrists early in your career to see about shadowing them and/or regularly volunteering in a clinical setting.
Volunteer Information The GVSU Community Service Learning Center organizes one-day and on-going service and volunteer events for GVSU students. Stop by their office at 1110B Kirkhof Center or visit their website for more information. Look under Community Partner Program & Events for one-day and on-going opportunities.
Optometry Admission Requirements
2012-2013 Handbook A great resource for prospective students, applicants and those interested in information about the optometry profession.