Applications are sent directly to individual optometry schools (there is no centralized application service).
All optometry schools in the U.S. require applicants take the OAT, (Optometry Admission Test). The OAT is offered twice a year, April and October.
Format of OAT:
The OAT has 4 sections as follows:
Section # Questions Time (min)
Science 100 90
Gen. Chemistry 30
Org. Chemistry 30
Physics 40 50
Reading 50 50
Quantitative 50 45
Math Word Problems ~20
Optometry Admission Test Program
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1846
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the colleges where you will be applying.
Official transcripts should be sent directly to the optometry schools where you will be applying.
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