Seven of 10 Students Who Entered Optometry Schools This Fall Are Female

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For what is believed to be the first time, the percentage of women who entered North American schools and colleges of optometry this fall increased to the 70 percent plateau, Women In Optometry reported this month. The publication cited data from the 25 optometry schools surveyed for its report, which also found an overall increase of 28 students in optometry schools this fall compared with a year ago. The fall’s female-male enrollment percentage was an increase of only 1 percent compared with last year’s 69 percent, but the round number “70” does seem to indicate a milestone of sorts. Women In Optometry has a complete breakdown of enrollment at all of the North American optometry schools hereRead More