The OAT at a Glance

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

Free OAT Resources

OAT Strategies

Free OAT Practice Test