Applying to Optometry school occurs in the summer, one year before the program starts. Identify programs that match your skills and interests and complete an application. Some steps take more time to complete than others, so plan ahead!
Schools & Programs
Find Optometry Schools: consider curriculum, clinical training options, location and cost
The prompt for the optometry school essay is the following: Please describe what inspires your decision for becoming an optometrist, including your preparation for training in this profession, your aptitude and motivation, the basis for your interest in optometry, and your future career goals.
OptomCAS allows 4500 characters (including spaces) for your essay.
School-specific (supplemental) essay questions will appear in the “Questions” section in the Program Information section of the application for each school.