How To Become an Optometrist in the United States
How do you become an optometrist in the United States? In this video, Dr. Ryan Corte shares with you a step-by-step process on exactly how to become an optometrist including a couple of tips on how to best approach your optometric journey.
0:00 Introduction to becoming an optometrist
0:34 Learn MORE about optometry and if you truly want to become an optometrist
1:11 Take the necessary undergraduate prerequisite courses
2:10 Take the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)
2:55 Research optometry schools and apply
3:23 Research optometry school financing
4:02 Go to optometry school
4:44 Take and pass all 3 parts of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO)
5:21 Consider an optometric residency (not required)
6:10 Get licensed in the state you want to practice
6:39 Final thoughts on how to become an optometrist in the USA
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