Foreword From The Author
Author: Antonio Chirumbolo O.D.
Antonio attended the SUNY College of Optometry and returned to his hometown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to practice shortly after graduating. He now works in a large private practice setting providing care to his local community. In addition to patient care, Antonio possesses a marked interest in optometric industry. While not seeing patients, Antonio enjoys running, playing soccer, studying economics, and volunteering within his local community.
Antonio was the former lead journalist for OptometryStudents.com – the largest online website for optometry students. He currently serves as a journalist for NewGradOptometry.com and has big plans to take the website to the next level.
A license granted by each state’s regulatory board of optometry must be obtained upon graduating from an accredited optometry school for optometrists to legally practice in the United States. Obtaining a license varies from state to state in regards to fees, requirements, and application processes. The following is meant to serve as a guide to help new graduates of optometry obtain the proper information to successfully complete the licensing application process based on state.
Note: Fees are approximations. There may be additional fees or different fees for obtaining fingerprinting if not residing in the state you are applying for a license. There may also be other fees associated with obtaining documents, having scores and/or transcripts sent, or notarizing documents.
Remember – licensing is half the battle. The average new grad will put in lots of effort when it comes to….
- Finding a position / career
- Getting on insurance panels
- Getting malpractice insurance
- Deal with taxes
- Understanding business basics
- Much more
For these topics, NewGradOptometry.com is here to help you 100% of the way. We urge you to check back on NGO on a regular basis to catch the latest articles.