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Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.


  • Admission to optometry school is competitive; only about 1 in 3 applicants was accepted in 2007.
  • Graduation from an accredited college of Optometry and a State license administered by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry are required.
  • Employment is expected to grow much faster than the average in response to the vision care needs of a growing and aging population.
  • Job opportunities are likely to be excellent.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $94,690/yr ($47.35/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Doctor or Professional degree