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October 2022 Optometry Board Exam Results, Passers, Top 10, Top Schools

MANILA, Philippines – The October 2022 Optometry licensure exam results, including the complete list of board passers, top 10 examinees, and overall performance of schools, are expected to be released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Optometry in 2-3 working days after the last day of exams.

The Licensure Exam for Optometrists was conducted on October 23-31, 2022 (Written and Practical) at testing centers located in the National Capital Region. The licensure examinations are administered by the PRC Board of Optometry headed by its Chairman, Dr. Bernardita A. Garcia, and its members, Dr. Irene Christine C. Peliño and Dr. Mario T. Flores, Jr.

List of Passers

Here are the October 2022 licensure exam for Optometrist results as posted by the Professional Regulation Commission:

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
OPTOMETRIST LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on October 23, 2022 and ff. Days
Released on November 3-7, 2022

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Top 10 Examinees

PRC recognizes the top 10 examinees with the highest examination ratings in any of its administered licensure exams. Below is the list of the top 10 examinees, including the school they’re from and their rating.

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Rank Name School Rating (%)
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Performance of Schools

Shown below are the October 2022 optometry licensure exams top performing schools having 50 or more examinees passed and with at least 80% overall passing percentage; as per Commission Resolution No.  2017-1058 (C) series of 2017, courtesy of PRC.

Rank School Total No. of Examinees Total No. Passed Percentage Passed
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Release of Results

The October 2022 Optometry board exam results and list of passers are expected to be released on or before November 7, 2022, 2-3 working days after the administration of exams, referenced to PRC Resolution No. 1439 series of 2021. Congratulations in advance to the new Licensed Professional Optometrists!

PRC added that successful examinees shall personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Ratings

The verification of ratings and test results for the Optometry licensure exams will be available online few working days after the posting of results.

Successful takers can refer to PRC official website and use the Verification Page to know their board examination passing rate.

As posted, a passer shall only provide the exam name, the date of examination, the application number, first name and last name and the birth-date.

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Oath-Taking

The newly licensed Optometrists’ oath-taking ceremony will be done online, now referred to as the “e-oath.” The application system for the e-oath can be accessed online via PRC dedicated portal at and select “e-OATH” as a transaction.

Inductees are required to print the “OATH OF PROFESSIONAL” form that is downloadable at the PRC Online Services.

Meanwhile, PRC has started scheduling face-to-face oath-taking for newly licensed professionals. This section will be updated should PRC conduct face-to-face oathtaking for new optometrists.

Examination Coverage

The board exam for Optometrist (written) covered the following topics:

  • Ocular Pharmacology 10%; 
  • Ocular/Visual Biology 10%; 
  • Primary Care and Refraction 15%; 
  • Practical, Theoretical and Opthalmic Dispensing including Contact Lenses 15%; 
  • Ocular Diseases and Ocular Emergencies 10%; 
  • Jurisprudence, Ethics and Practice Management 10%; 
  • Physiological Optics, Binocular Vision and Perception 15%; 
  • Clinical Optometry and Specialty Areas in Optometry 15%.

Meanwhile, practical tests include objective examination, subjective examination, ophthalmic lens laboratory, clinical optometry, and contact lens practice.

Previous Exams

Optometry is one of the programs with less number of examinees being administered by PRC.

In the previous Optometrists licensure exams held on July 2019, 260 out of 295 examinees passed. Gretha Mangahas Pabustan from Centro Escolar University – Manila was the topnotcher garnering 80.29%, followed by Ryan Benzon Seng Caligner from Davao Doctors College, Inc., 88.16%. Centro Escolar University – Manila was the top-performing school having a 90.91% rating.

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On July 2018 exams, 188 out of 222 examinees passed. Morel Paul Sumaoang Abesamis from Manila Central University – Caloocan City ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 87.23% followed by Marinella Sunga Ramos from Centro Escolar University – Manila having 86.35%. Centro Escolar University – Manila was the lone school in the top performing schools list having 82 out of 94 examinees passed or 87.23% overall passing rate.

You may also want to view the statistics of Optometry board exams in the last six (6) years.

Exam Date Total No. Examinees Total No. Passers Passing Rate
July 2019 260 295 88.14%
July 2018 188 222 84.68%
July 2017 169 138 81.66%
July 2016 131 112 85.50%
July 2015 114 105 92.11%
July 2014 118 111 94.07%

Updates

For those who want to clarify something, PRC advised to email them through the Licensure Exam Division at below contacts:

To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Optometry board exams for 2022, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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