Optometry programs prepare individuals for the independent professional practice of optometry and that focuses on the principles and techniques for examining, diagnosing and treating conditions of the visual system. Includes instruction in prescribing glasses and contact lenses, other optical aids, corrective therapies, patient counseling, physician referral, practice management, and ethics and professional standards.
Students studying Optometry can be awarded a degree up to a Post masters certificate. On average, 34% percent of men and 66% percent of women make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Of all the US states, California is where degrees in Optometry are most commonly granted. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Optometry is $38,300.
The best ranked institutions for Optometry majors include Indiana University-Bloomington, the University of Houston and Pacific University with 84 students receiving degrees in Optometry at Indiana University-Bloomington. Learn more about college options in the table below.