New Optometry School Opening in Virginia10:15 PM
Optometry is such a small world. No really, I feel like once you really start talking to an optometrist you realize that they know or have worked with at least 5 other optometrists that you also worked with at some point or another. There is such a strong since of community, and this is just one of the many reasons that optometry is such a great career.
|The Southern College of Optometry|
currently they are expanding their classrooms
to accommodate larger class sizes!
With more and more optometry schools opening around the nation, I know many doctors are concerned that too many graduates will cause an over-population of optometrists in their community. I work in a highly populated area, and I will be the first to admit that finding the ideal practice situation to walk into as a new grad is next to impossible. But the truth is, patients are needing more access to primary medical care providers like optometrists than ever. The medical landscape is quickly changing over the past 20 years, and optometrists are now comprehensively educated to handle treatment and care of a number of acute and chronic ocular conditions and diseases. We are on the cutting edge of technology being offered in contact lenses, and providing unique services like vision therapy and low vision. There has never been a more exciting time in eyecare; as an optometrist you can offer general comprehensive family care or be a sole provider of specialty services in your areas of expertise and interest. To all of those new grads or students considering optometry as a career, you have made a great decision and there are plenty of patients out there who are going to need your care!