The ideal optometry student
The ideal optometry student is passionate about changing lives—and saving them. They have given their time and energy to important causes, to support the underprivileged and the underserved through community service and outreach.
We look for students who are not only proficient in the sciences, but who have strong interpersonal and communication skills. We also look for students who have spent time exploring the field of optometry, preferably through job shadowing, and who have a realistic idea of what’s ahead.
Of course, we look at test scores and GPA. The higher the better. But without communication skills and a passion for the profession, these are just numbers on paper.
Our students see dozens of patients each semester, and we expect the highest level of patient care.
They are also involved in some of the most cutting-edge research happening in the field—the kind of research that requires not only intellect, but a vision.