Why Optometry at IUSO?

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The Future of Eye Care Begins with Indiana University School of Optometry and You

Why choose optometry as a career?

IU Trident Logo Optometry is listed at #12 on the Top 100 Best Jobs in America list according to CNN Money
IU Trident Logo According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • the 2012 median pay for optometrists was $97,820 per year
  • optometrists rank as one of the top high-paying, low-stress jobs
  • states that job prospects are excellent, with a 24 percent job growth expected through 2022
  • projected new additional jobs 8,100, from 2012 through 2022
  • over 50% of the United States population wear glasses or contact lenses.
IU Trident Logo Forbes.com had diagnosing doctors, which includes optometrists, as the top job for women in 2013
IU Trident Logo Optometrists ranked #10 as Best Paying Jobs of the Future by 24/7 Wall St.
IU Trident Logo The Washington Post ranked Optometrists at #8 for the 10 best jobs of 2013
IU Trident Logo As the United States population grows older and living longer, this results in an increase of age-related diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, thus increasing the demand for optometrists.

Why Indiana University School of Optometry?

IU Trident Logo Indiana University Bloomington was included in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report list of top 30 national universities.
IU Trident Logo Houses one of the only labs in the world looking at infants and children with amblyopia. IUSO students have many opportunities to work alongside these leading researchers.
IU Trident Logo Features externship site faculty that are nationally recognized leaders in their profession. Their ranks include state, national and international leaders in optometric professional organizations.
IU Trident Logo Boasts a faculty member who wrote the #1 most widely used text in the world for Ophthalmic Optics.
IU Trident Logo Has consistently ranked #1 or #2 in Residency matches and placement for the past five years. Where you receive your degree matters.
IU Trident Logo Has a 4-1 student to faculty ratio. You will have open access to faculty and will get to know them on a personal level.
IU Trident Logo Able to earn Kelley Executive Certificate in the Business of Eyecare (ECBE) in partnership with the Kelley School of Business - the #1 online School of Business degree in the country.
  • learn more about the business side of eyecare from the partnership of an elite, top 20-business school and a nationally recognized optometry program (top 3)
  • perform more effectively, expand your career options, an increase your growth potential
  • take graduate-level core business courses targeted for the eyecare industry from world-renowned faculty in a format preferred by working professionals
  • earn credits that are fully transferable to an online MBA with an emphasis in the business of eyecare, a first of its kind and only offered at Indiana University School of Optometry.
IU Trident Logo Greatest number of Clinical Faculty to be selected to lecture at the prestigious American Academy of Optometry.

You will find these as well as other exceptional opportunities at only one Optometry School—Indiana University. We don’t just graduate Doctors of Optometry—we graduate tomorrow’s leaders who will make a difference in vision care for the world.