This optometric survey was suggested by the fact that last year 402 students graduated from all optometric institutions in the United States, while some 800 to 1000 practicing optometrists were lost to the profession because of retirement or death. This survey is an attempt to isolate a portion of the problem by student procurement as it pertains to the individual practitioners and alumni of Pacific University. This isolates only one aspect of the problem arising in a program of obtaining students for the profession of Optometry; but we feel it is the most important one. In point, we wanted to find out what portion of the man in the profession are taking or spending time getting students into their profession. The question of this survey represents the major areas of endeavor in which the individual practitioner can participate in order to help alleviate the problem that exists at the present time.
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