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Become an Optometrist

One of our goals is to increase diversity in health professions such as optometry. In doing this we have gathered resources to get you started on obtaining an OD degree and getting support.

Explore Black Eye Perspective (BEP)

  • Get connected with a black optometrist

  • Join BEP pre-optometry club

  • Shadowing opportunities

  • Optometry Acceptance Test (OAT) resources

  • Application funding and more

Explore National Optometric Student Association

  • Get connected with a diverse optometrist

  • Become a mentor or a mentee 

  • Shadowing opportunities

  • Optometry Acceptance Test (OAT) resources

  • Application funding and more

AOA/AOSA Opportunities in Optometry Grants 

  • Get connected with a diverse optometrist

  • Become a mentor or a mentee 

  • Shadowing opportunities

  • Optometry Acceptance Test (OAT) resources

  • Application funding and more

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry 

  • Optometry School Applications 

  • Optometry Acceptance Test (OAT) resources

  • Scholarship opportunities