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Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose and treat visual problems while managing diseases, injuries and other disorders of the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed, promote eye health and counsel patients on how general health can affect eyesight.

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Optometry applicants must submit a competitive application through The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) Centralized Application Service (OptomCAS). The application must include reference letters from faculty and an optometrist.

There is currently one college of optometry in Florida: Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.

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