Highlights of Our School and Puerto Rico

  • School is located in Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth of the United States. All Puerto Ricans are American citizens.
  • The banking, postal and judicial system, communications, international transportation and commerce are under US federal laws and regulations.
  • The US dollar is the official currency.
  • Both Spanish and English are official languages.
  • All major American airlines connect US mainland cities to Puerto Rico.
  • Tropical climate with average temperatures of 80º F in the coast and 70º F in the mountain region. Over 200 miles of beautiful beaches and the only rain forest within a US jurisdiction.
  • Only accredited institution outside the continental United States that offers the Optometry Doctor degree.
  • Main provider of bilingual optometrists in the world.
  • Students examine, treat and manage patients with large diversity of ocular and systemic conditions.
  • Only accredited Optometry school in Puerto Rico with remote clinics distributed in various areas of the island that provide diverse learning opportunities for our students.
  • The IAUPR School of Optometry is the Secretariat of the most important optometric organization in Latin America:
    • Latin American Association of Optometry and Optics (ALDOO) - Federation of more than 20 optometric associations.
  • Over 85% of the student body is composed of students from outside of Puerto Rico.
  • The student body represents more than 15 states and countries creating an international multi-ethnic environment. Students come from various cultural backgrounds including Puerto Rico, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, California, Hawaii, Canada, Colombia, and Nigeria, to name a few.
  • Small classes: Only 60 students are admitted every year.
  • Over 50% of the examinations are given completely online.
  • One of the 17 accredited schools and colleges of optometry of USA.

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 © Inter American University of PR, School of Optometry
500 John Will Harris
Bayamón, PR 00957

Admissions: (787) 765-1915 ext 1020 | (787) 925-7577
Admissions Fax: (787) 756-7351
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