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The Dirt on Optometry School Admissions

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Sep 13, 2018 10:02:00 AM

When you began applying to optometry school, I'm sure you did everything you could to beef up your chances of being accepted. You studied hard to obtain a high score on the OAT, you studied mercilessly to get the highest GPA in your undergraduate studies as possible, you were involved in school activities, and spent time in optometry offices.

You also probably took into consideration location of the optometry school and tuition when you chose your top schools to apply to. But did you realize some of these things about optometry school admissions?

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Topics: Optometry School, Optometry School Admissions

5 Top Optometry Blogs Every Student Should Follow

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Sep 7, 2018 12:32:08 PM

Hey Optometry student, here are five blogs you should follow. 

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Topics: Blogs

Could glaucoma be a curable autoimmune disease?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Aug 28, 2018 7:58:33 AM

Isn't it interesting that some individuals can have elevated eye pressures and never develop glaucoma? And some patients can have low eye pressures and have devastating vision loss from advanced glaucoma?

This has always been something that causes me to scratch my head and wonder what other processes could be involved in the development and progression of this disease.

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Topics: Glaucoma

1st Year Optometry Student Transition

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Aug 6, 2018 4:43:18 PM

Welcome, new optometry students! 

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Topics: 1st Year Student

Ruling Allows Lawsuit Against NBEO to Proceed

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jul 26, 2018 8:06:38 AM

Were you part of the suspected NBEO security breach last year? 

Many students and doctors of optometry had their personal information stolen and used to apply for credit and debit cards, most notably, an Amazon card through Chase Bank.

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Security Breach

Dry eye? Study shows that omega-3s failed to yield beneficial results

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jul 11, 2018 12:45:30 PM

A study funded by the NIH and published April 2018 showed that omega-3s failed to yield beneficial results in the treatment of dry eye. 

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Topics: Eye Drops, Optometry Studies

Tips for Digital Eye Strain Patients

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jun 27, 2018 3:06:26 PM

When taking a case history, you've been taught to start with a chief complaint and then thoroughly investigate further through asking questions about the history of present illness (or HPI).

The following article summarizes seven strategies you can share with your patients to help combat digital eye strain. 

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Topics: Eye Exam, Eye Strain

Top 5 Things to Do in Denver for Optometry's Meeting

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jun 18, 2018 4:39:15 PM

Denver is a beautiful city with a lot of wonderful sites to see, places to eat, and things to do! While a concert at Red Rocks, and baseball game at the Coor’s field sound amazing, you may not have time to it these things in your busy schedule.

For some good eats, drinks, and art, here are the top places we’d recommend you checking out while you’re in town!

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Topics: Optometry Meeting

The OptoPrep Early Registration Special Is Here! Save on Your Bundle Subscription Through June 30th!

Posted by Kathryn Jack on Jun 18, 2018 1:03:59 PM
In April we told you about the new OptoPrep Bundle subscription option, and now that it’s June, we are ready to help you save money when purchasing it! 
 
June is one of our favorite months here at OptoPrep. Beautiful summer weather, Optometry's Meeting, and last but certainly not least, the OptoPrep Early Registration Special!
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Topics: Optometry School, Promotions

Congratulations to all of the New Optometry Graduates!

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 24, 2018 12:48:26 PM

You all have worked so hard to complete the rigorous didactic and clinical training, passed all three parts of boards, passed your state licensing exam, so now it's time to start working!

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Topics: Optometry School

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