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How long does it take to become an optometrist?


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Answered 2010-11-30 05:03:52

4 year bachelors in Optometry or get a bachelor of science then 2 year in to optical so my eye doctor says In America, it takes 4 years of optometry school to get an Optometry Doctorate (OD). Most optometrists also have a bachelor's degree, so it generally takes a minimum of 8 years after graduation from high school. 4 years of undergrad studies and 4 years of medical school studies with an optional 5th year residency


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You must complete all grades to become an optometrist. To become an optometrist you must take many classes and pass.

An undergraduate degree (BA or BS) and then 4 years of graduate school to complete a Doctorate of Optometry in the US.

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A person who wants to be an optometrist must have a Doctor of Optometry degree. There must be at least 3 years of study, in order to join an optometry program.

There are two main types of eye specialists: optometrists and ophthalmologists. It usually takes 4 years of college to become an optometrist, and an additional 4 years is needed to go on to be an ophthalmologist.

In order to become an optometrist you will need to go to school for nine years total. Four years of undergrad, four years of optomitry school and one year of residency. Once this is complete you can start your own business.

After you graduate high school, you will need to do eight more years of schooling to be an optometrist. This can be shorter if you take more credits each year and still maintain a high gpa.

In order to become an optometrist one first needs a Bachelor's degree. Then one needs to be accepted by a school of optometry and complete four additional years.

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To be licensed as an optometrist, you will need a four-year Bachelor's Degree in science and four years in an optometry program.

To become an Optometrist you should expect to go to school for a total of 8 years; 4 years to get a bachelor's degree and then 4 years of medical school. For more specialized areas of Optometry up to an additional 8 years of internships and fellowships may be required.

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There are not usually optometrist specific courses offered at High Schools, but you should definitely take courses such as Anatomy/Physiology, Biology, Nursing etc. Maintain good grades so you can get into a good college/university!

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It takes at least seven years to become an optometrist. You start out with at least 3 years of undergraduate studies. Then you must become a Doctor of Optometry in four years at an accredited school.

Yes, an optometrist(OD) can become an ophthalmologist by going to medical school and earning a medical degree such as the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), or Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. By going back to school for graduate medical training, an optometrist can become an ophthalmologist just as a physician could become an OD by going back to school for graduate optometric training.

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You'll need a Doctor of Optometry degree, which means undergrad plus an additional three years of medical study.

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