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Optometrists, or Doctors of Optometry are independent primary health care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions. Doctors of Optometry provide vision care by prescribing ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses, other optical aids and vision therapy.

Doctors of Optometry receive four years of specialized professional education and clinical training at an accredited school of optometry after completion of their undergraduate prerequisites.

Application Guide

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Michigan Optometry School Prerequisites

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Application Cycle Data

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