Overview of the Optometry Student Loan Market: June 2024

With the incoming class of new optometry doctors entering the profession last month, new graduates today are facing a steeper hill regarding their student loans. The latest 2023 Optometry Income Report shows an average student loan debt of around $230,000, with about 8% of doctors having a debt burden exceeding $300,000.

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2024 Optometrist Income Report

With increasing student loan debts, an ever changing economy, and a profession that continues to withstand disruption – many optometrists begin to question their associated worth as practitioners.  While the old phrase “comparison is the thief of joy” rings true in certain facets, comparison to get a true sense of trends in salary, debt load…

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The Optometrist’s Guide To Student Loan Refinancing

Optometrists often accumulate multiple loans from federal and private lenders to fund their doctor education, which results in an average debt load of $220,000. The majority of these loans are federal loans which have an average interest rate of 5.5-6.8%.Then the majority of doctors will end up refinancing their student loans to save thousands of dollars in interest. Here is your comprehensive guide to the student loan refinancing process and understanding how underwriting works.

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16 End-of-Year Financial Checklist For Optometrists in 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, it’s vital for optometrists to focus on financial planning for a stable and prosperous future. This checklist, designed for eye care professionals, will guide you through key year-end financial tasks. While not every item may apply to your practice or personal finances, reviewing each one ensures you don’t miss important opportunities or obligations.

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UPDATE: Must-Read Strategies to Tackle Optometry Student Debt

After an enduring three-year period, the final COVID-19 student loan forbearance is drawing to a close on August 30, 2023. Recognizing the natural apprehension that some optometrists might be feeling as this date nears, our team has been working tirelessly to develop strategies to support all our borrowers, especially new graduates stepping into the workforce!

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Q1/2023 Market Update for Optometrists: Latest Economic Trends And How To Adjust Your Financial Plan

Welcome to the Q1/2023 market update, where Aaron and myself will provide you with an overview of the latest economic trends and developments, including what we as optometrists should watch out for and how we should adjust our investing plans… So we hope to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest economic trends and developments, highlighting the challenges and opportunities in today’s market for optometrists.

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