The Foresight Pre-Optometry Club aims to provide academic and social support services for students who are interested in learning more about the profession of optometry. Members are able to better grasp the process of applying to optometry school, as well as how to become a more competitive applicant by participating in Foresight’s various activities throughout the year, such as: visiting optometry schools, meeting with optometry school recruiters, and performing optometry-related community services.
How many members do you have?
Currently around 30.
We have gotten some of our members accredited for vision screenings, have toured the campuses of California’s optometry schools, have attended health fairs, and have attended Berkeley’s Fall Conference.
In the Spring, we plan to take a trip to southern California to visit the SCCO (Southern California College of Optometry) campus. Upcoming events include visits from schools of optometry, a potential vision screening accreditation event, and various health fairs.
What are the benefits of being involved in your organization?
Being involved in Foresight provides opportunities to learn more about what you need in order to apply to optometry schools as well as what the profession is about. Moreover, it provides networking opportunities for people interested in getting more involved in this field. In addition, the visits from optometry school representatives provide a good way for prospective students to learn more about particular schools, especially those that are out of state. As a result of our involvement in health fairs, involvement in the club would also provide some experience.
How can students get involved in Foresight?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or try to attend meetings, which are usually held every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 PM in Wellman 26.