Envisioning the Future Optometry Workforce in North Carolina

Should North Carolina open a school of optometry? This report presents the status of the optometry workforce in North Carolina, including supply and distribution, demographics, and practice characteristics.

Key Findings:

  • North Carolina Has a Strong Supply of Optometrists
  • The Ratio of North Carolina Optometrists Varies Significantly by County
  • The Demographics of the Optometrist Workforce are Changing
  • There has been a Recent Increase in the Number of Optometry Schools across the Country


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