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Focused on support and care.

Providing clarity to the world

Students interested in pre-optometry typically chart their studies in biology and chemistry. Through the lens of our well-planned course schedule, double majors (or combinations of a major and minor) are easy to accomplish.

Beyond core courses in biology and chemistry, we offer classes unique to your pre-optometry interests, including molecular biology, genetics, immunology, and analytical chemistry.

Internships and Experience

Curriculum paves the way to achievement. 

You’ll gain experience through community collaboration, job shadowing, club activities and by taking coursework that exceeds the requirements for admission to optometry school.

You’ll participate in research guided by award winning faculty in our teaching and research laboratories while gaining critical thinking skills essential for success in any profession. Our faculty take pride in supporting students in their academic growth, helping prepare application materials, and coaching students in studying for the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) exam.

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With a very strong academic department and very caring professors, I cannot imagine training anywhere else. They provided me with the support and mentoring that prepared me to go on to medical school.

Dr. Greg Blythe ‘08
Indiana University Emergency Medicine Residency

Careers in Pre-Optometry

Bring your career path into focus.

Mount Mercy graduates have been accepted to some of the strongest regional eye health programs:

  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Look for new possibilities.

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