October 2023 Optometry Board Exam Results, Passers, Top 10, Top Schools

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MANILA, Philippines – The October 2023 Optometry licensure exam results, including the complete list of board passers, top 10 examinees, and overall performance of schools, are released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Optometry in four (4) working days after the last day of exams.

The Licensure Exam for Optometrists was conducted on October 10-18,2023 (Written and Practical) at testing centers located in NCR, Cebu, Davao, and Rosales. 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. Christine S. Rodriguez.

List of Passers

Here is the October 2023 licensure exam for Optometrist results as posted by the Professional Regulation Commission:

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
Held on October 10, 2023 and ff. Days
Released on October 24, 2023

Top 10 Examinees

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

Stand by… Results are expected shortly…

Performance of Schools

Below are the October 2023 optometry licensure exams top-performing schools, having 50 or more examinees pass and with at least an 80% overall passing percentage, as per Commission Resolution No.  2017-1058 (C) series of 2017, courtesy of PRC.

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

Release of Results

The October 2023 Optometrist board exam results will be released on October 24, 2023, per Resolution No. 1589 series of 2022, entitled “Schedule of the Licensure Exam for the Year 2023“.

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Schedule of Registration

The schedule of online appointments for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new Optometrists will be held on the following date(s):

Date(s) of Registration: TBA

Initial registrants are advised to register online via the PRC official website via and follow the steps in online registration. Here are the registration requirements:

  • Notice of Admission/NOA (for identification purposes only)
  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • Two (2) pieces of passport-sized ID photos in white background and with complete name tag
  • Two (2) sets of documentary stamp
  • One (1) piece short brown envelope
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PRC added that successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Verification of Ratings

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

Successful takers can refer to the 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.


All successful examinees interested in attending the face-to-face mass oath-taking shall register no later than 12:00 NN of the day before the date of the oath-taking at to confirm their attendance.

Further, inductees shall bring ANY of the following on the day of the oath-taking:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Negative RT-PCR results took within 48 hours before the oath-taking

Inductees are advised to register and confirm their attendance in the regions where they took their licensure examination and intend to register as professionals.

The exact date(s) of whether the oath-taking will be conducted face-to-face or virtual/online will be provided here.

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%.
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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 fewer examinees being administered by PRC.

In the previous optometry licensure exams held in October 2022, 179 out of 285 examinees passed. Giuseppe Roy Cabatic Campilan from Southwestern University ranked first, garnering a rating of 89.83%. Southwestern University was the top-performing school, having 85.53% rating.

Here is the summary of Optometrist board exam results in previous years.

Exam Date Total No. Examinees Total No. Passers Passing Rate
October 2022 285 179 62.81%
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%


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

We advise our readers to visit the PRC official website to receive fast, reliable news and announcements regarding the Optometry board exams for 2023.

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