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Mercyhurst College prepares students for entrance into Optometry School by offering a powerful combination of representative coursework and laboratory training. Doctors of Optometry are licensed to administer medications to treat eye diseases and prescribe eyeglasses or contacts for correcting impaired vision.


Students will take classes and labs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and other disciplines to form the broad knowledge base required for entrance into Optometry School. Student typically enter the Pre-Optometry program as a Biology major, but can enter as a different major in consultation with the Pre-Health Advisor at Mercyhurst.

The Meryhurst Advantage

Our flexible trimester schedule allows students to complete requirements for entrance into highly competitive Schools of Optometry while at the same time exploring other interests.


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum