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University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Optometry (OD)
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $18,000
International: $62,000


The professional Doctor of Optometry program is four years in length, not including the minimum three years of university studies needed prior to entry. Throughout the program, you'll be exposed to all aspects of primary vision care, including ocular health, contact lenses, sports vision, low vision, and electrodiagnostics. By providing services to patients in our own Optometry Clinic, in external clinics, and in private practice, you'll gain a wealth of practical experience. Your professors and mentors are some of the world's leading authorities on vision science and optometry.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Completion of at least three full years of university-level science with specific course requirements.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Optometry Admissions Test (OAT), Admission Information Form, online assessment of personal characteristics (Casper test), and optometrist and character references required.

      * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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