The OAT at a Glance
The Optometry Admission Test (OAT) was developed by the American Optometric Association and is sponsored by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry. All schools and colleges of optometry require candidates to submit OAT scores for admissions.
The OAT is designed to predict general academic ability and measure the two skills needed by future optometrists: Scientific knowledge and analytical ability. It does this by testing your knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology; your reading comprehension ability; and your quantitative reasoning skills.
Learn more about the OAT
- The Survey of Natural Sciences
- The Reading Comprehension Section
- The Physics Section
- The Quantitative Reasoning Section
- Your OAT Score
- Registering for the OAT