An optometry degree can start at SWCC!
You can start on your pre-optometry degree by completing the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree with a major in Science Specialization: Pre-Medical at SWCC. Make an appointment with the Science Pre-Medical advisor.
Early in your academic career you will need to research some of the optometry schools you are interested in attending in order to insure you will meet all their criteria for admission. Some basic factors are:
Good undergraduate grades (overall GPA of 3.0 minimum)
Test scores (OAT)
True interest in profession as demonstrated by shadowing or volunteering in the field Exceptional communication skills
Strong reference letters from professionals who know your character, as well as, your work ethic
There are 21 optometry colleges in the United States. You can review them at the following site - http://www.opted.org/about-asco/member-schools-and-colleges