Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry requires that students complete formal, hands-on training at approved clinical sites and practices during their fourth year of study. The year is divided into quarters, two of which must be completed at the University's health centers throughout South Florida. During these rotations, students are exposed to primary care optometry, pediatrics and vision therapy, cornea and contact lens practice, geriatrics, and low vision rehabilitation. Students must also complete an external rotation in the area of ocular disease management.
Finally, each must complete one "elective" rotation at any approved site of their choice -- this may be a specialty optometric practice, a multidisciplinary eye or health care center, or any of the aforementioned services at the University (space permitting).
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