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Amanda Dexter

Dr. Amanda K. Dexter received her optometric training at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, where she was Class of 2010 Valedictorian. She also completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Dexter is the Manager and Program Coordinator for OptoPrep, the premiere online study resource for the NBEO Part I & II.

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NBEO® Settles Class Action Lawsuit Awarding $3.25 Million to Alleged Data Breach Victims

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 22, 2019 1:22:11 PM


Remember back to 2016 when optometrists and optometry students started receiving notifications that they had applied for Chase Amazon Visa credit cards, along with other random credit inquiries? The information that was breached seemed to all funnel back to the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO®).

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Topics: NBEO Security Breach

FDA Approves Avaclyr® for the Treatment of Herpes Simplex Dendritic Keratitis

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 15, 2019 12:31:45 PM
On March 29, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new topical ophthalmic medication known as Avaclyr ® for the treatment of herpes simplex dendritic keratitis.
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Topics: Drug Updates

What's New with NBEO® for 2019?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM
The goal of NBEO ® testing is to assess the cognitive, psychomotor, affective, and communication skills that are essential for entry-level optometric practice. As the profession of optometry is constantly evolving, the NBEO ® has to adapt to these changes to ensure that new optometrists are competent in all areas of practice no matter where they choose to live and work. With that being said, there are several new updates from the NBEO ® that will be taking effect this year. 
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Topics: NBEO

Optometry Residencies: What to Do if You Didn't Match

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Mar 21, 2019 11:08:31 AM
One of the most anticipated days of your optometric career happened this week… the release of the Optometry Residency Match results.
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Topics: Residency, Optometry Residency, Optometry Residency Interviews

Link: Explaining Glaucoma to Patients

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Mar 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

One of the hardest parts of an eye examination is the patient education.

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Topics: Links

Top 5 Optometry Websites for Students

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Mar 7, 2019 8:11:57 AM

Are you interested in keeping updated on new technology entering the market, or learning about interesting clinical cases, or getting a head start on what it is like to be a new graduate of optometry?

Or would you like to just stay informed on what is happening across the country with other fellow optometry students? Well here are a few of our favorite websites to keep an eye on for all things optometry!

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Topics: Resources

Cheat Sheet of Ophthalmic Mnemonics

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 24, 2019 8:44:26 AM

With the NBEO® Part 1 exam quickly approaching, we thought we'd let you in on a little cheat sheet of ophthalmic mnemonics that will help you easily remember important information for the upcoming test!

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Topics: Ophthalmic Mnemonics

Link: Opternative Changes Name to Visibly

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 27, 2018 9:49:19 AM

Opternative, in an attempt to completely rebrand itself, renamed its company to Visibly. The founder of Visibly, an optometrist himself, stated that he felt that the name Opternative had a negative connotation in the industry as the name made it seem as though their website is an alternative to visiting the optometrist.

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Everything You Need to Know for Part II Test Day

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 29, 2018 8:25:57 AM

NBEO® Part II test day is fast approaching! You've been studying for months now to do your best on the exam, but are you prepared for exactly what happens at the testing center come test day? Continue reading to make sure you are completely ready for all things NBEO® !

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Part II

Thanksgiving, Turkey, and Tryptophan

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 20, 2018 7:33:27 PM

Are you ready to stuff yourself full of turkey on Thanksgiving to the point where you fall into a nice comfy food coma on the couch? Have you always been told that tryptophan in turkey is to blame for the post-dinner sleepiness? Well, we're here to tell you that is actually a myth!

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Topics: Thanksgiving


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