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Posted by Amanda Dexter on August 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM
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.


This article gives some great tips and tricks on how to master the skill of prescribing for these individuals. 

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quotes.pngDespite the advances in PRK and LASIK in the past two decades, there are still patients who have complications from these procedures that keep them from experiencing the vision they expected. In these circumstances, contact lenses can help restore vision. However, many individuals who have elected to undergo surgery are often unhappy about the idea of wearing correction again. Therefore, it is important to be both skilled and efficient at fitting contact lenses for this population.

Read the full article from reviewofcontactlenses.com

Dr. Dexter's Take

Patients who have undergone refractive surgery can be tricky to fit contact lenses on. The corneal shape post-surgery is typically altered from a natural prolate shape to an oblate shape, making the fit and comfort of standard soft lenses, and even some types of gas permeable contact lenses difficult. Getting more creative with corneal and scleral gas-permeable contacts is often necessary to satisfy the needs of post-surgical patients.

The Top 15 Tips and Tricks for Studying for Part I of NBEO®

NBEO-Tips-large.pngWe’ve put together a ton of great tips and tricks for studying for Part I of NBEO along with two tailored study programs that will help you thoroughly prepare for the big day. Remember, you’ve made it this far and you can totally do this!

Some of the Top 15 Tips include:

  • Familiarize Yourself with the Test Format
  • Tackle the Weak Subjects Early
  • Start Sooner and Ease Into It
  • ...and 12 more!

NBEO Part I Study Guide The Top 15 Tips and Tricks for Studying for Part I

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