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Top 5 Tips for Taking a Thorough Case History

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jul 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Taking a thorough case history is one of the very most important parts of your entire examination. It is a time for you to just sit down and talk to your patient and formulate a picture of the patient’s overall health status. You’ll inquire about their medical conditions, medications, and family history to help determine risk factors for certain conditions.
You’ll also learn about their previous ocular conditions and their history with glasses and/or contact lens wear. All of this information will be extremely helpful when working through their chief complaint and history of present illness to come up with some possible diagnoses which will also aid in guiding your examination.
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Topics: Case History

How to Impress Your Staff Doctors in Clinic

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jul 3, 2019 3:03:59 PM

Whether you are just beginning your first year of optometry school  spending most of your timef shadowing in clinic or you are in your fourth year at your external clinical rotation sites, we’ve come up with several tips to help you excel in clinic and impress your staff doctors!

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Topics: Clinics

NBEO® Settles Class Action Lawsuit Awarding $3.25 Million to Alleged Data Breach Victims

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 22, 2019 1:22:11 PM


Remember back to 2016 when optometrists and optometry students started receiving notifications that they had applied for Chase Amazon Visa credit cards, along with other random credit inquiries? The information that was breached seemed to all funnel back to the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO®).

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Topics: NBEO Security Breach

FDA Approves Avaclyr® for the Treatment of Herpes Simplex Dendritic Keratitis

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 15, 2019 12:31:45 PM
On March 29, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new topical ophthalmic medication known as Avaclyr ® for the treatment of herpes simplex dendritic keratitis.
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Topics: Drug Updates

What's New with NBEO® for 2019?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM
The goal of NBEO ® testing is to assess the cognitive, psychomotor, affective, and communication skills that are essential for entry-level optometric practice. As the profession of optometry is constantly evolving, the NBEO ® has to adapt to these changes to ensure that new optometrists are competent in all areas of practice no matter where they choose to live and work. With that being said, there are several new updates from the NBEO ® that will be taking effect this year. 
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Topics: NBEO

Optometry Residencies: What to Do if You Didn't Match

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Mar 21, 2019 11:08:31 AM
One of the most anticipated days of your optometric career happened this week… the release of the Optometry Residency Match results.
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Topics: Residency, Optometry Residency, Optometry Residency Interviews

Link: Explaining Glaucoma to Patients

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Mar 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

One of the hardest parts of an eye examination is the patient education.

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Topics: Links

Top 5 Optometry Websites for Students

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Mar 7, 2019 8:11:57 AM

Are you interested in keeping updated on new technology entering the market, or learning about interesting clinical cases, or getting a head start on what it is like to be a new graduate of optometry?

Or would you like to just stay informed on what is happening across the country with other fellow optometry students? Well here are a few of our favorite websites to keep an eye on for all things optometry!

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Topics: Resources

Cheat Sheet of Ophthalmic Mnemonics

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 24, 2019 8:44:26 AM

With the NBEO® Part 1 exam quickly approaching, we thought we'd let you in on a little cheat sheet of ophthalmic mnemonics that will help you easily remember important information for the upcoming test!

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Topics: Ophthalmic Mnemonics

New Year, New OptoPrep Fun!

Posted by Kathryn Jack on Jan 16, 2019 7:41:22 AM
Happy New Year! I hope you all have had a great start to 2019 and are ready for another productive year! 
As you have probably heard me mention before, one of our biggest goals here at OptoPrep is to continuously grow and improve board preparation. We want every year to be a year of learning, progression, and overall making OptoPrep better and better for all of you. 
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Topics: Studying



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