What Qualifications Do Doctors of Optometry Have?

A Doctor of Optometry must complete four years of specialized, post-college graduate education and training at an accredited College of Optometry and must pass a standardized licensing examination approved by the State of Nebraska. The four-year post-graduate curriculum is concentrated solely on eye and vision health with a rigorous combination of classroom and clinical experience. Students receive a thorough understanding of the human health system and its inter-relationships with the eyes, including the systemic interactions and implications of pharmaceutical agents used in the practice of optometry.

After licensure, optometrists must complete a minimum of 22 hours of approved continuing education each year in order to maintain their license. This continuing education assures that ODs are always current on the latest, most effective, and safest ways to care for their patients.