What's the Best Optometry Mode of Practice? | 9 Optometry Practice Settings Compared
Updated: May 3
Wondering what the best optometry practice mode of practice is?
Curious about the pros and cons of various optometry practice settings?
In this video, I review what you need to know about 7 clinical optometry practice modalities and 2 non-clinical practice modalities. I also highlight tips on how to figure out which optometry practice setting is right for you!
0:00 Introduction to different optometry modes of practice
1:17 Private practice optometry
3:01 Corporate sublease optometry
4:59 Corporate employed optometry
6:25 OD/MD (Optometry/Ophthalmology) practice setting
7:34 Hospital-based optometry
8:17 VAMC optometry (veterans affairs optometry)
9:01 Optometry academia
9:47 Optometry research
10:49 Optometry industry (eye care industry)
11:28 4 tips to help determine the best mode of practice for you
11:53 Shadow various optometry practice modalities
12:17 Do an optometry residency
12:52 Fill-in at offices that are in a different practice setting than your full-time position
13:30 Keep an open mind as you progress in your optometry career
14:10 What's your favorite optometry practice setting?
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