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Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by miraexcel(f): 1:29am On Sep 13, 2010
Is  this a good career in Nigeria? How easy is it to get a job as an Optometrist? What the average salary? Do you think it's also easy to get a job abroad from Nigeria? Thanks for your answers!
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by miraexcel(f): 1:37pm On Sep 14, 2010
Could someone please respond?
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by OnyeBabe1(f): 3:45pm On Sep 14, 2010
There are quite a number of optometrists in Nigeria, it depends if u want to start your own practice which would be ideal if you can get start up capital and get alliance with hospitals as well as market the benefits of eye care.

Just remember that your pricing strategy should be good enough so that you demand is high.

Good luck.
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by Nobody: 4:35pm On Sep 14, 2010
Ok. Let me try and respond 2ur questions 2d best of my knowledge. Optometry in Nigeria is not doing badly at all, although, there is still alot 2be done as regards this noble profession. It has its good and bad sides jxt like any other medical profession. However, getting a job is relatively easy, as many get employed immediately after graduation, but the problem is, remuneration, which can b poor sometimes. Public hospitals Often times, pay much better than the private ones but getting employed by them is usually difficult. The average salary of a Resident Optometrist in a private clinic is about 60k (could be higher/lower) while General and Teaching Hospitals (Government Hospitals) pay almost same thing paid 2 Physicians. One can also get a job with NGOs like UNICEF, WHO etc, but the chances are slim. Furthermore, getting a job abroad from Nigeria will be very difficult, as one is required 2write and pass the country's board exams b4 practising. The requirements vary from country to country. In the US, for instance, u're made to start d 4year program all over again b4 practising, skipping only the Pre-opt which is 2 or 3years (not 2sure). Whereas, in the UK, U Jxt have 2take and pass their board exams. Like i said, different reguirements 4different countries. All in all, its a good profession that will definitely get better over time. Got alot to say but am tired nw, as i'm typing with a phone. Hope i helped? Will talk 2u later!

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Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by miraexcel(f): 4:55pm On Sep 14, 2010
thanks you very much friends, it feels beta to have your views. Will still apreciate more response
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by joshikenna1(m): 11:37pm On Feb 04, 2013
i'm in year 1 and kind of skeptical about optometry becuz people are saying it's not lucrative.
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by iiiyyyk(m): 3:29pm On Feb 11, 2013
Optometry is a great profession, but normally very challenging immediately after graduation. like someone said above, private practice job are there, but pay seems small.

in the long run you will always be proud.
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by Samlo88(m): 8:41pm On Sep 05, 2014
Hello all d Docs. in d house, I'm well inform with d contribution u've rendered so far., quite educative & informative. Pls I just got admitted to dis noble course for d coming 2014/2015 academic session (uniben precisely) after many years of admission quest. I thank God for dis great success. It will be a great pleasure if any cue & advice to d mode of studing dis noble course is not as too expensive as medicine in terms of acquiring textbook & others logistics is rendered. Thanks!
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by nick16: 9:25am On Oct 10, 2014
Samlo88:
Hello all d Docs. in d house, I'm well inform with d contribution u've rendered so far., quite educative & informative. Pls I just got admitted to dis noble course for d coming 2014/2015 academic session (uniben precisely) after many years of admission quest. I thank God for dis great success. It will be a great pleasure if any cue & advice to d mode of studing dis noble course is not as too expensive as medicine in terms of acquiring textbook & others logistics is rendered. Thanks!
Samlo88 I also got admitted this year to study optometry. Drop your number so I can introduce to others
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by thinkbig94(m): 8:51pm On Dec 19, 2014
Hi, guys pls I HV few questions to ask. I wish to study Medical lab sci at Uniben, but d course is nt listed among d school courses available for 2015 jamb. Pls for d medical courses in Uniben HW many of d courses do d skul accept two sittings O-level results? Thankx
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by Luchiana1(f): 6:39pm On Apr 11, 2015
Optometry is one of the best and most lucrative course. You can go on ur own..the major optometrist i knw hv eye hospitals nd are rich nd dey can hav time for demselvs n family
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by Luchiana1(f): 6:45pm On Apr 11, 2015
I need reply: what universities in Nigeria takes direct entry Optometry?
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by Luchiana1(f): 6:48pm On Apr 11, 2015
Does Futo take direct entry optometry?
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by smartdave1: 7:49am On Jun 21, 2015
Luchiana1:
Does Futo take direct entry optometry?
Check JAMB brochure.
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by Samlo88(m): 8:42am On Jun 22, 2015
thinkbig94:
Hi, guys pls I HV few questions to ask. I wish to study Medical lab sci at Uniben, but d course is nt listed among d school courses available for 2015 jamb. Pls for d medical courses in Uniben HW many of d courses do d skul accept two sittings O-level results? Thankx
2sittings are accepted for all courses except MBBS that accept only 1 sitting.
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by daceo1(m): 4:09pm On Apr 05, 2016
Samlo88:
Hello all d Docs. in d house, I'm well inform with d contribution u've rendered so far., quite educative & informative. Pls I just got admitted to dis noble course for d coming 2014/2015 academic session (uniben precisely) after many years of admission quest. I thank God for dis great success. It will be a great pleasure if any cue & advice to d mode of studing dis noble course is not as too expensive as medicine in terms of acquiring textbook & others logistics is rendered. Thanks!
Congrats in arrears bro... Pls wat was d cutoff mark?
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by daceo1(m): 4:09pm On Apr 05, 2016
Samlo88:
Hello all d Docs. in d house, I'm well inform with d contribution u've rendered so far., quite educative & informative. Pls I just got admitted to dis noble course for d coming 2014/2015 academic session (uniben precisely) after many years of admission quest. I thank God for dis great success. It will be a great pleasure if any cue & advice to d mode of studing dis noble course is not as too expensive as medicine in terms of acquiring textbook & others logistics is rendered. Thanks!
Congrats in arrears bro... Pls wat was d cutoff mark for optometry last year? My younger sis needs assistance
Re: Future Of An Optometrist In Nigeria by Samlo88(m): 12:34am On Apr 08, 2016
daceo1:

Congrats in arrears bro... Pls wat was d cutoff mark for optometry last year? My younger sis needs assistance
Tanx! criteria for admission in uniben only base on the number of candidates vying for particular course together with general performance in their aggregate scores...but should score above 50% as aggregate....competetion, catchment also play its own role..

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