Recently the field of optometry has received positive recognition in the news.
CNBC names being an optometrist one of the ten jobs that pay over $100,000 with the least competition. This article, https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/10-jobs-that-pay-over-dollar100000-with-the-least-competition/ar-AAyF1pM?ocid=spartandhp says being a Doctor of Optometry offers a great median income and almost 1,500 open positions.
Another popular media outlet, Indeed blog, names Optometry as 7th Best Job in the United States. http://blog.indeed.com/2018/03/15/best-jobs-united-states/
Indeed says factors such as work environment, job security and satisfaction, culture, career potential and salary all plays a role in this distinction.