By: Antonio Chirumbolo
November 27th 2011- The 21st U.S Optometry school is set to open in Massachusetts and has been granted preliminary approval. The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is set to begin its Doctor of Optometry program in August 2012 with 64 students at each level. The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) has granted the program “Preliminary Approval,” and thus, the school can begin further program development including selection and admissions and student recruitment. The school is set to be located at Worcester’s Lincoln Square Living and Learning Center, and construction on the building which will house the School of Optometry is well underway.