COVID-19 Statement for Current and Prospective Applicants

3/19/2020 12:01 PM

At this time, all of our schools and colleges of optometry are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Each institution is following their state’s recommendations and individual protocols regarding this threat.

Current Updates

OAT Exam

All Prometric testing centers where the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) Exam is given are closed in the US and Canada. Candidates may continue to schedule appointments. Prometric will be monitoring the situation closely, and will provide updates accordingly. More information can be found at


OptomCAS plans to continue to process your application without any interruption. Additional information for applicants can be found at


Many optometry schools/colleges have made changes to their application requirements and deadlines in light of current circumstances. For specific details about any changes in deadlines or application requirements, please see the web page for the individual schools/colleges. For questions about decisions, delay in standardized exam scores, transcripts, etc., please contact the optometry school/college directly.

We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.