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Posted by Amanda Dexter on October 18, 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.


Optometrists are primary care providers for the eye. That means you can visit them for any eye health or vision problems you have!

quotes.pngDr. Wong reveals: What her biggest challenges were as a new graduate, how to handle the stress of increased patient volume, how to manage time and separating personal and professional life.

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Dr. Dexter's Take

We all know that there are many challenges that optometry students face; studying for midterms and finals, passing all parts of the NBEO, becoming efficient and confident in seeing patients, mastering clinical procedures, etc. What we sometimes forget is that challenges don't disappear once you graduate from school. You'll be faced with new challenges as a new graduate optometrist; finding a job, handling a difficult patient schedule, balancing personal and professional time, etc. Dr. Vicki Wong explains these difficulties that are common to many new graduates during an interview at Vision Expo West. 

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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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