As a first generation college student with parents who were unable to support me financially, making the decision to pursue optometry school took a lot of consideration. Not only is the cost of attending optometry school a big consideration, but for students who are financially independent, even just the cost of preparing and applying to optometry school can be daunting….
I Chose Optometry After a Gap Year and Exploring Other Healthcare Careers by SCCO Student Ambassador Jasmine Lovan
I would love to share my story on how I found my passion within optometry in the hopes that aspiring optometry students can relate. If you are feeling indecisive or confused on what career path to take after graduating, know that I have been in your shoes and it will be okay.
From Getting My First Pair of Glasses at 2 Years Old to Moving Across he Country to Become a Doctor of Optometry by SCCO Student Ambassador Adam Moret
When I was two years old, my parents noticed that my left eye had an involuntary turning in that my right eye didn’t share. My eyes didn’t yoke together and work as a team. One trip to the eye doctor, and I had my very first pair of glasses.
I haven’t known a life with uncorrected vision with eyeglasses, and I couldn’t be more thankful for this fact. Vision has always been an interest of mine, even when I thought my life was taking a different path during my undergraduate program. However, when I had the amazing opportunity to work as an optician, I knew that a career in eyecare was the right path.
Because I had my heart set on SCCO from the very beginning, when it came time to apply, SCCO was the only optometry school to which I applied. While applying to only one school has its risks, it also has its benefits…
Lots of Other Things On Your Plate While Studying for the OAT? Advice from SCCO Student Ambassador Kaitlyn Tsou
Lots of Other Things On Your Plate While Studying for the OAT? Here’s My Advice from SCCO Student Ambassador, Kaitlyn Tsou
As a Canadian, How I Researched Optometry Programs in the U.S. by SCCO Student Ambassador Brynn Babey
A series of articles written by SCCO Student Ambassadors, Canadian Brynn Babey explains how she researched optometry schools in both Canada and the U.S. and why she choose SCCO.
A series of articles written by SCCO Student Ambassadors. First up is Gabriela Orozco. “Growing up, I always loved going to the optometrist because it was the only doctor’s appointment I actually looked forward to; but as I got older, I realized not many people shared this same experience.”
Steven Hoffman, OD, a recent SCCO grad, just started a YouTube channel. It’s voiced for any student considering optometry as a career choice. It’s full of advice about how to get into optometry school for applicants too . Dr. Hoffman comes from several generations of optometrists. Not only […]
As a recent UCLA grad from the Los Angeles area, Arbi talks about the transition from a large undergrad to SCCO, a small private optometry school. Made even more difficult because of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, he also had to adapt to quarantine isolation and virtual remote learning.
Gina Gilson is from Northern California. She considered staying closer to home to attend optometry school, but it was ultimately her SCCO on-campus visits that made the program stand out as her dream school.