Erin Schaeffer

Why did you make UMSL Optometry Home?

I lucked into Optometry and I’m so glad I did. I didn’t know anything about the profession but I instantly found a group of people who cared about the students and their colleagues. The faculty and staff truly want to see students succeed, but hold them to high standards and expect excellent work. Students learn to put the patient first and to treat them with compassion. I find optometrists a fun group of people to be around!

Why should someone choose UMSL Optometry?

You will encounter people who care about you as a person. You will be challenged and supported. You will have a variety of patient care experiences and learn from knowledgeable faculty. You will work with the latest technology in a beautiful Patient Care Center. You will leave with a variety of opportunities to provide patient care. You will find “your people” and make lifelong friends.