Tools and resources to help you succeed in your Optometry education journey

Created for students, by students to help build a diverse doctor workforce

SDN brings together thousands of current and future optometry students into one community where you can share information, offer guidance, and provide encouragement to peers and those coming up behind you. Whether considering a gap year, struggling with the intensity of your classes, or navigating the Match, you can find someone who understands what you’re facing.
By following this step-by-step guide and putting in some hard work, you can begin the optometry school admissions process ready to succeed every step of the way.
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I think SDN is a great tool for those that are interested in applying to any healthcare field. It is a guide and allows you to feel at ease knowing you have advice for anything you can possibly ask on the website. If the question hasn't been asked, you can just start your own thread.
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It is nice to have other people to go through this process with. The journey is a tough one, no one should have to go at it alone and this website helps to solve that.
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Who we help in the Optometry community

Pre-optometry students who want to successfully apply to optometry school.

Current optometry students seeking guidance on school and future decisions.

Practicing optometrists who want to collaborate with colleagues.