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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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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 Part II, NBEO

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

5 Tips for Conquering Multiple Choice Exams for the NBEO

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 18, 2018 8:44:59 PM

With NBEO Part 2 coming up quickly, and Part 1 shortly thereafter, we've come up with some quick tips to keep in mind to help you conquer multiple choice exams.

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Part I, NBEO Part II

Top 5 Things To Do in San Antonio During AAO

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Oct 18, 2018 9:55:02 AM

Are you planning on spending a few days in San Antonio during the American Academy of Optometry conference? Looking for some fun things to do between lectures?

Check out our list of the Top 5 Things To Do in San Antonio for some great ideas on how to spend your free time in this great city!

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Topics: American Academy of Optometry, AAO

NSU and National Vision End Agreement

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Oct 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

I'm sure you have all been watching the news unfold regarding the announcement of Nova Southeastern University's agreement with Nation Vision.

National Vision had planned to make a significant financial donation to NSU, and in return, NSU had planned to change the name of the optometry program to National Vision Institute.

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Topics: News

2 New Topical Glaucoma Medications to Watch Out For

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Oct 4, 2018 8:08:05 AM

For several years we haven't had any new topical glaucoma medications come to the market, but this year we have 2 new drugs! Both have something new to offer for the treatment and management of our glaucoma patients. Check them out!

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Topics: Glaucoma

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

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