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The School Of Optometry at Inter American University of Puerto Rico offers a bilingual Doctor of Optometry Degree Program dedicated to achieving excellence in clinical eye care. Its clinical program serves mainly Spanish speaking patients and requires students and clinicians to have a working ability of Spanish. Most of the lectures are given in English. During the first year students take a conversational Spanish course, which will help the students get acquainted to the Spanish language. English is the official written language and all examinations, books and other printed material are in English.
The School Is an accredited bilingual program in the U.S., Caribbean or Latin America and as such serves as a model for other Optometric Programs in Hispanic countries. The School promotes research and scholarship by its faculty, students and graduates for their professional growth and for the future growth and development of the profession.
The following sections are prepared for the future optometry students and their interests: