In Canada four year Doctor of Optometry degree programs are available at the University of Waterloo and the University of Montreal.
The entrance requirement is at least three years of a university science program with a competitive average in the following pre-requisites:
- Junior English (3 credits)
- Introductory Ethics (3 credits)
- Introductory Psychology (3 credits)
- General Biology (6 credits)
- Microbiology (3 credits)
- Physiology (Human or Mammalian) (6 credits)
- General Chemistry (3 credits)
- Biochemistry (3 credits)
- Organic Chemistry (3 credits)
- Calculus (3 credits)
- Statistics (3 credits)
- Physics (6 credits)
Courses in human anatomy, embryology, genetics, histology and linear algebra or geometry and trigonometry are recommended.