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All About Optometry: Becoming an Optometrist


Opportunities that come with a career in optometry:

Strong Patient Relationships. Doctors of Optometry protect a sense that directly impacts quality of life. This creates a special opportunity to build solid relationships through meaningful interactions with patients as you help them maintain their view of the world.

Earning Potential. According to the American Optometric Association, optometry offers an average net income of $140,913.

Career Autonomy and Work/Life Balance. As an optometrist, you can have control over so many aspects of your career. From your modality to location. Plus, the average work week of an optometrist is under 40 hours, but in many instances, you can decide if you want to work more or less than that.

Join this session to learn all about the career of Optometry from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO).


All About Optometry: Becoming an Optometrist

Tuesday, January 12
7:00 PM ET



Presenter - John P. Gialousakis, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Dipl ABO
Diplomate: Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refractive Technologies
Director of Curriculum Development
Chair of Admissions
Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry

Dr. John Gialousakis obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry, where he also completed a residency in cornea and contact lenses and served as an Assistant Clinical Professor from 2014 to 2018. His areas of expertise include contact lens applications for keratoconus, myopia control (including orthokeratology), presbyopia, pediatric aphakia, and post-trauma/post-surgical, as well as prosthetics. Aside from his teaching experience at CCO and SUNY, Dr. Gialousakis has published journal articles and delivered poster presentations and continuing education lectures. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), a diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refraction Technologies through the AAO, a member of the American and Illinois Optometric Associations, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.