Latinos en Optometry is pleased to provide the following helpful resources.

The Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is the academic leadership organization committed to advancing optometric education and research to enhance the health and well-being of the public. Since 1941, ASCO has pursued this mission by representing the interests of institutions of optometric education and by enhancing the efforts of these institutions as they prepare highly qualified graduates for entrance into the profession of optometry in order to best serve the public’s eye and vision needs. Their website offers a wide variety of information and resources for future and current Optometry students.

Click here for a listing of pre-Optometry clubs at schools across the country.


The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) 

SHPEP is a free summer program for students to explore their interests in medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and more. The program takes place at 12 partner institutions and offers students a chance to develop healthcare skills, plan academic journeys, get clinical exposure, and network. For more information about Optometry Summer programs and participating schools, click here. is a go-to resource for optometry student life! Powered by the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA), it hosts articles, videos, and content created by optometry student journalists from all over the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. OS allows students to get involved in optometry at all levels and move the profession forward.

Southern California College of Optometry

Marshall B. Ketchum University  (MBKU) is an independent, private, non-profit, accredited educational institution. One of MBKU's multidisciplinary health care teaching facilities is the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO),  which confers a Doctor of Optometry and a Master of Science in Vision Science degree.

The SCCO Office of Admissions and Student Ambassadors hosts 1-2 webinars per month with events ranging from application prep to sharing more about their program through the eyes of current students.  Click here to view their previously recorded webinars to help you explore the profession of optometry, learn about SCCO's program and help you prepare to be a competitive optometry school applicant.