How long does it take to become an optometrist?
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
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.