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Doctor of Optometry Applications

How to become an Optometrist

Applying to become an Optometrist in the United States and Canada has become increasingly competitive as one of the leading healthcare careers. Applications to pursue Optometry incorporate rigorous Academic and Non-Academic requirements. The requirements for Optometry from the Non-Academic perspective include: Academic Awards, Non-Academic Awards, Work Experience, Volunteer Experience and Shadowing of Optometrist. Typically, more than 10-20 hours of real life Optometry experience is recommend prior to applying to pursue a Doctor of Optometry program.

In addition to the Doctor of Optometry Application, the OAT (Optometry Admissions Test) is a pre-requisite of nearly all Optometry programs in North America. At MedApplications™ we specialize in the Doctor of Optometry application. We pool together the clinical, admissions and application experience of our Optometrists and Medical Doctors to craft a compelling and competitive Optometry application.

Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)


The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry administer the Optometry Admissions Test as a mandatory requirement for pursuing a Doctor of Optometry degree in North America. This leads to a professional degree in a fulfilling and successful healthcare career. The OAT examines the Natural Sciences, Reading Comprehension, Physics, Quantitative Reasoning and Critical thinking.

OAT sections scores are based on an index system ranging from 200 to 400. An OAT score of 300 is considered to be in the 50th percentile. While there is no absolute OAT score required, competitive OAT scores of at least 300 is deemed to be reasonably average for the Sciences and Reading comprehension sections.

MedApplications™ Doctor of Optometry Applications

Optometry Admissions Consulting

Optometry Programs in Canada

Optometry Programs in the United States

GPA Cutoffs for Optometry Programs

Optometry Academic Requirements

OAT Cutoffs for Optometry

What’s Included

Doctor of Optometry and Vision Science

Detailed Optometry Candidate Evaluation

Live Optometry Application Consultations

How to become a Optometrist

Optometry Interview Preparation

Career as an Optometrist

Optometry Admissions Consulting

Optometry and Vision Science Interviews

Candidates considered competitive for the Doctor of Optometry interview have demonstrated high academic performance and strong foundational skills. Interview formats vary between traditional panel style Optometry interviews, conversational Optometry Interview, Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and hybrids. Typically a personal interview with faculty and members of the Optometry profession will participate in the interview. Round table discussion with current OD students will also give you a chance to find out more about the program, school and available supports. Finally, students applying to the OD program will receive a tour of the facilities and clinical areas.

Admissions and Applications Consulting

At MedApplications™ our medical experts specialize in drafting Doctor of Optometry applications within Canada and the United States. We begin by counselling pre-optometry students on advanced clinical placements, optometry shadowing, clinical research and leadership activities to build a successful profile. Our expertise in medical applications is carried through to the Doctor of Optometry applications. This is an essential component of your success in securing acceptance to Optometry. Our physicians also specialize in Optometry Interview preparation.



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McGill Medicine (MD)

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University of Ottawa Medicine

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Mother of a High School student for a Pre-Med program

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McMaster University Medicine

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