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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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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

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

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

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