Like any endeavor worth pursuing in life, it takes careful preparation to become an optometrist.
Students are at the heart of our mission.
Get involved in our thriving alumni community.
SCO is one of the nation's leading optometry schools.
Take time to recognize these significant achievements.
Enter a search request and press enter. Press Esc or the X to close.
Hi everyone, and welcome to my new Student Life Blog! I’ll start by introducing myself. My name is Marcie Daniel, and I am a member of the Class of 2012, which means I just began my 3rdyear at SCO!
I am originally from Union City, TN, and received a Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN in 2008. I had been considering Optometry as a profession since childhood, when I received my first pair of glasses and decided it really was for me, after shadowing a few doctors while in college.
After completing two years at SCO, I am more excited than ever about my chosen profession. There is so much to learn about caring for the health of a person’s eyes and vision. The first two years at SCO are focused on learning all the components of patient care, examining the eye and visual system and how systemic diseases are associated with ocular disease. This is done mostly in the classroom and in the laboratory, as well as an introduction to the clinic by performing entrance testing on patients in The Eye Center.
Entering your third year at SCO also marks your first full-time clinic experience, and intensive, thorough patient care in our world-class facilities. Plus, there are still some classes and labs to complete, so I’ll definitely be busy! Oh yeah, and don’t forget about Part 1 of the National Board Exam in March!
I am looking forward to sharing with you my experience at SCO as a third year student doctor. Thanks for reading, and check back soon for an update on my first full day of patient care in The Eye Center at SCO!