Pre-optometry

​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

If you’ve got an eye for optometry, you’ve come to the right place. CMU students select a major of their choice while also following a pre-optometry program that prepares them for acceptance to optometry school. At CMU, you’ll receive pre-professional opportunities that include attention, involvement, resources and research. You’ll also have an academic adviser who’s dedicated to students interested in pre-professional programs of study, including pre-optometry.

Put Your Degree to Work

Most optometrists are general practitioners, handling a variety of vision needs. Other optometrists practice in a specialty area such as contact lenses/cornea, geriatrics, pediatrics, vision therapy, ocular disease, sports vision, low-vision/partial sight and head trauma.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Optometrist$97,820 per year24% (8,100 more jobs)
Physician$187,200 per year3% (1,300 more jobs)

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