Future Doctor of Optometry students

Applications for September 2024 admission are now closed.  Information for September 2025 admission will be available in spring 2024.

For applications for September 2024 admission, the OAT must be taken from August 31, 2021 to August 31, 2023 (inclusive).  Book your test early so you'll be able to meet this deadline.  

The CASPer test dates for September 2024 admission will be available shortly.  Please go to the Non-academic requirements for specific information.

You’ll find all the important dates for September 2024 admission here.  

Accredited, professional, 4-year Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree

Are you interested in becoming an Optometrist in Canada?

Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science offers an accredited, professional, 4 year Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. The School is the only provider of English language instruction of optometry in Canada (the only French language school is the École d'Optométrie at the Université de Montréal).

These pages provide:

  • General information about the profession of optometry
  • General information about our program
  • Admission requirements
  • Detailed information about the admission process

For additional help, please first review all the pages of the Future Optometry Student site. If you still have questions, contact the appropriate resource from our contact page Need some answers? We’re here to help!