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Because you will…

  1. Become a bilingual (English/Spanish) optometrist to serve the needs of the growing Hispanic population of the United States and the world.
  2. Be able to practice anywhere in the USA.
  3. No need for a passport if you are a United States citizen.
  4. All lectures, examinations, books and other printed material are in English.
  5. Have a great advantage to develop your practice and improve your work opportunities.
  6. Study in a caring environment with small classes so that you are able to ask questions and improve your learning opportunities.
  7. Learn and share experiences in a rich multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment.
  8. Participate in unique clinical experiences in our system of five hospital-based satellite clinics and main primary eye care clinic.
  9. Evaluate a patient population with diverse systemic and ocular conditions that will enhance your clinical learning experience.
  10. Have access to counseling and tutorial services when needed.
  11. Practice primary eye care in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
  12. Practice in a system of specialty clinics such as pediatrics and infant’s vision, vision therapy, low vision, specialty contact lenses, prosthetic eyes, and electrodiagnosis.
  13. Have the opportunity to choose and rotate during the fourth year clinic program at several clinics and practices across the United States, Puerto Rico and other countries.
  14. Study in an optometric institution fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education 
    and the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.
  15. Enjoy the natural environment of a beautiful tropical island with many miles of beautiful beaches and mountains.
  16. Have the opportunity to enjoy sports and recreational activities all year-round
  17. Be a student of Inter American University, the largest private non-profit institution in Puerto Rico, with over 101 years of foundation.