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!
Topics: Optometry School
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.
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.
Topics: Washington D.C.
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...
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.
Topics: Optometry Stories
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.
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!
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!