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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

Awareness of Medications that have Ocular Side Effects

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 18, 2018 3:20:46 PM

Optometrists play an important role in the co-management of patients who are taking systemic medications prescribed by their other physicians. We all know that many medications can have ocular side effects that vary from mild dry eye to serious retinal toxicity. 

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Topics: Medications

Advocating for Optometry in Washington, DC

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 10, 2018 12:40:59 PM

At the end of April, hundreds of optometrists and optometry students from across the country met in Washington, DC to advocate for optometry.

As you have heard and learned many times throughout school, optometry is a legislated profession. This means that if there is something new that we as optometrists want to do, we need to pass legislation in order to expand our scope of practice.

In addition to expanding the procedures we are allowed to do, we must also protect our profession from others who may want to take things away from us.

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Topics: Washington D.C.

New NBEO Updates for 2018

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 3, 2018 9:02:00 AM

 

Over the past couple of months, NBEO has made several updates in regards to exam eligibility, diagnostic score reports, and the addition of a new procedures examination. Let's review the details...

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Topics: NBEO

We Love New Features! Reviewing the Pile of Done™

Posted by Kathryn Jack on Apr 30, 2018 6:03:11 PM
 
There is really nothing better than getting the newest, latest and greatest model, am I right? How about being one of the first to get your hands on OptoPrep’s newest feature? Sign me up!
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Topics: App Features, Pile of Done

Optometrists: We LOVE What We Do!

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 25, 2018 8:59:00 AM

I recently saw a post on social media that asked the members of the optometry community to share encouraging words to students and to show young optometrists and students why they love their career.

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Topics: Optometry Stories

Have You Heard about Our New OptoPrep Bundle Option?

Posted by Kathryn Jack on Apr 23, 2018 8:19:07 AM

Are you the kind of student looking to get ahead of the national boards game? If you’re anything like me, you know how time consuming and nerve-racking boards can be and you want to do anything and everything to make sure you only have to experience it once. 
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Graduate Degrees That Leave People Drowning in Debt

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 19, 2018 7:02:39 AM
 
 
As you've well figured out by now, optometry school is expensive! Unfortunately, in a recent CNBC article, optometry takes the #1 spot in "degrees that leave people drowning in debt." But, don't let this get you down!
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Topics: Loans

Investing for New Grad ODs

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 12, 2018 12:55:46 PM

One of the first things that I learned when I graduated from optometry school was that I knew NOTHING about investments and retirement, and what to do and how to do it!

 

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Topics: investing

Link: Examining the Fascinating Typographic History Of Eye Charts

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 5, 2018 11:32:47 AM

Did you know that they first eye chart ever created was created by Dr. Küchler, a German ophthalmologist? He designed a chart in 1836 using figures cut from calendars, books, and newspapers glued in rows of decreasing sizes onto paper.

I don't remember learning about him in Optometry school! 

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Topics: Eye Exam, eye charts

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