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1. We want students who have a true passion for optometry. What appeals to you most, about working in the field of optometry?
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  1. We want students who have a true passion for optometry. What appeals to you most, about working in the field of optometry?
  2. What other schools of optometry have you applied to and where does our school rank?
  3. Which optometry related newspapers, journals or publications do you read to stay in touch with new industry discoveries, and current events?
  4. How does your family feel about you becoming an optometrist? Do you have a great deal of support?
  5. How do you respond to feedback and criticism? Describe a situation where your work was criticized. What was your immediate reaction to the situation?
  6. Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?
  7. How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?
  8. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
  9. Do you have aspirations to own your own practice in the future? What appeals to you about business ownership?
  10. Why are you choosing optometry over other health care professions?
  11. As an optometrist, how will you keep in touch with your community's needs?
  12. What do you think will be your greatest challenge in completing optometry school?
  13. Do you consider yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
  14. Many optometrists have an area of specialty in which they work. What area of optometry interests you the most?
  15. What are you reading right now?
  16. What achievement are you most proud of, so far, on your path to becoming an optometrist?
  17. It is important that our school exercises great discernment when choosing applicants. What is your plan if you are not accepted into our optometry program this year?
  18. In your opinion, what is the most concerning topic facing optometry today?
  19. Optometry school is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs at our school, and beyond?
  20. Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?
  21. Why should our school accept you over another optometry student with the same qualifications?
  22. What do you feel is the single most important quality an optometrist should possess?
  23. We believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?
  24. Talk to us about your current GPA.
  25. What questions do you have for us about our university?
  26. What do you know about our university?
  27. Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on while attending university.
  28. What research did you conduct before choosing to apply to our school?
  29. Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.
  30. Your work load at our school will be high. How do you handle stress?
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Optometry School Information
May 20th, 2017

Optometry school will help you gain the necessary knowledge to help people who need to wear prescription glasses. This is a highly competitive field. Students who apply to optometry school would have generally obtained impressive grades in high school and they would also have spent some time shadowing a professional in the field or doing an internship.
If your application is impressive enough, you will be invited for an interview by the optometry school that you applied to. At your interview, you will be asked several questions to determine your suitability to this career path. Be prepared to emphasize your dedication and commitment when answering all questions that come your way. The optometry school interviewing panel will want to know how you think you would benefit your community through your optometry career. They will also want to know why you chose their optometry school. To see more about what questions to expect, take some time to go through those listed at mock interview questions.
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