Pupillary Pathways

Optometry Infographic: APGAR Score

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Feb 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Apgar score is the very first test given to a newborn. It occurs in the delivery or birthing room right after the baby's birth, and then is repeated 5 minutes later. The test was designed to quickly evaluate a newborn's physical condition and to see if there's an immediate need for extra medical or emergency care.

Medical practitioners combine the score for each of the five factors for the total Apgar score. This will be between 10 and 0, with 10 being the highest score possible (but is rarely obtained).

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Topics: Facts, APGAR

OD Spotlight: Dr. Erin Swift, OD, FAAO

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Feb 9, 2017 4:38:13 PM

This month's Optometrist spotlight is on Dr. Erin Swift, O.D., F.A.A.O who hails from San Diego and works for a VA Hospital. We got to ask her questions on her career path, a typical day, why she chose this practice and more more.

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Topics: Optometrist Spotlight

19 Low-Stress Jobs That Make A Lot Of Money & Guess Who's #1?!

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 28, 2017 4:53:24 PM


High-paying jobs tend to come with a great deal of stress. It’s a trade-off: If you want to make a lot of money, you have to be willing to work long hours and put up with incredibly stressful career paths. 

What if I told you that not only is the field of Optometry a fullfilling job if you have the passion for it, but the LEAST stressed job ranked recently AND you get paid very well.  Would you believe me?

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Topics: Links

Optometry Quiz: Cycloplegia Drops

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 27, 2017 11:18:50 AM

Which of the following topical drops has the strongest cycloplegia effect?? Take our latest optometry quiz.

Be sure to check out our other quizzes!

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Topics: Eye Drops, Quiz

Did You Know: Biofinity Energys Contact Lens

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 23, 2017 8:05:41 PM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about Bioinity Energy.
Did you know that the new Biofinity Energys contact lens utilizes multiple front-surface aspheric curves across the entire optic zone? These curves distribute power evenly to simulate positive power across the entire optic zone, so your patient can change focus from digital devices with less effort.
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Topics: Contact Lens, Facts

Optometry Infographic: Actions of Extraocular Muscles

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 16, 2017 8:20:12 AM
Check out our latest the Actions of Extraocular Muscles Infographic. We had previously put one together last year on the details of Extaocular Muscles, so be sure to check out that infographic as well.
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Topics: Facts

Tips for Ranking Optometry Residency Programs

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Ranking optometry residency programs can be an extremely stressful decision! The residency program that you end up participating in will help mold your future as an optometrist, so there is a lot to consider before the final submission of your rank order list. We’ve put together a few tips for you to seriously think about before you press that submit button!

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Topics: Optometry Residency, Optometry Residency Interviews

Optometry Student: Tylenol and the Liver

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 10, 2017 5:33:21 PM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about Tylenol and the liver.
Tylenol is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., but it is also the leading cause of acute liver failure. 

Because of this risk, and adult should not take more than 4000 mg of acetaminophen in a 24 hour period. 
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Topics: Facts, Liver

7 Strategies for fitting Keratoconus Patients

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 4, 2017 9:23:26 AM

Do you get nervous when you see keratoconus patients on your schedule in the contact lens clinic? Not sure exactly where to start, what lenses to consider, what changes to make if the lenses aren't functioning properly or fitting well?

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Topics: Links, Keratoconus

5 Steps for Making a New Year's Resolution for Optometry Students

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when optometry students feel as if we have to turn over a new leaf. The time when we imagine that the arrival of a year will provide us the motivation and persistence we need to make some serious changes in our lives. 

Traditionally, New Year’s Day is thought to be the ideal time to kick start a new phase in your life and the time when you must make your all important new year’s resolution. Don’t start off the new year setting yourself up for failure by vowing to make huge changes that will be hard to keep.

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Topics: Stress, 3rd Year Student, Studying, 4th Year Student, Optometry School