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Set Your Sights on a Career in Optometry with SCO

For more than 90 years, Southern College of Optometry has provided an immersive and rich learning experience for optometry students both in the classroom and in clinic. Our state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning faculty, and real-world learning opportunities provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed as an optometry professional.

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Prepare to Become an Optometrist

Like other healthcare professions, optometry requires planning and preparation in order to succeed. Prospective optometry students are encouraged to explore the admissions process by reviewing each of the steps outlined on this site, including the admissions overview, how to become a competitive applicant, application deadlines, the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) and additional important information.

The Student Services staff at SCO is ready to assist you with any questions you may have as you prepare to take your first step on the road to becoming an optometrist.


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