- Resident Tuition $27,125
- Non - Resident Tuition $30,595
- Application Fee $50
- AVG OAT 320
- AVG GPA 3.4
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- Optometry Admissions
- 3200 South University Drive
- Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
- United States
- Phone: (954) 262-1132
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: optometry.nova.edu/
Nova Southeastern University College Of Optometry Fast Facts
The mission of the College of Optometry is to prepare, educate and train optometric physicians to practice at the highest level of proficiency, integrity, and professionalism; and to provide a multidisciplinary environment that encourages lifelong learning, scholarly activity and service.
The Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) is a professional degree which requires four years of professional study. During the first two years, students concentrate on anatomy and physiology, general and visual systems, and on principles of ocular and general disease. In addition, they receive lecture, laboratory, and clinical instruction in primary care optometry and the conducting of and the conducting of an optometric examination. During the second year, students study the diagnosis and treatment of anomalies of vision. In the third year, they begin to examine patients in the University`s clinic. They care for adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients, fit contact lenses, and administer visual training. During the fourth year, students receive extensive training in community health optometry, secondary-tertiary eye care, and other areas of specialized optometric care. Training emphasizes practical experience through externship, student rotation, and clinical practice.
Our multidisciplinary clinical centers in Davie, North Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale provide affordable eye and vision care to the community. Primary care, contact lens services, low vision rehabilitation, binocular vision therapy, and pediatric and geriatric care are available at our clinical centers. Twenty-four hour emergency care are also available at some centers.
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