Pupillary Pathways

Investing for New Grad ODs

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 12, 2018 12:55:46 PM

One of the first things that I learned when I graduated from optometry school was that I knew NOTHING about investments and retirement, and what to do and how to do it!

 

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Topics: investing

Link: Examining the Fascinating Typographic History Of Eye Charts

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 5, 2018 11:32:47 AM

Did you know that they first eye chart ever created was created by Dr. Küchler, a German ophthalmologist? He designed a chart in 1836 using figures cut from calendars, books, and newspapers glued in rows of decreasing sizes onto paper.

I don't remember learning about him in Optometry school! 

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Topics: Eye Exam, eye charts

How the Diploma Deluge is Reshaping Optometry

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Feb 21, 2018 10:47:07 AM

I'm sure you've heard the argument many times before... there are too many optometry schools (with even more on the horizon) and not enough qualified applicants to fill the seats.

This is leading to the decrease in pass-rates for NBEO® for optometry schools, and less students able to complete the rigorous program in order to graduate and become successful doctors.

So what can be done in order to protect academics and prevent a decline in standards?

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Topics: Optometry School

Women With These Jobs Are Least Likely to Have Kids

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Feb 15, 2018 11:46:52 AM

I recently read an article about careers in which women are least likely to have children. When I clicked on the link I did not expect to see that our profession, optometry, was at the very top of the list! Taking the number 1 spot, this article noted that 47% of women ODs do not have kids!

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Topics: Jobs, Job Hunting

Symfony in the Symphony Hall

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Feb 11, 2018 8:24:09 PM

With the Tecnis Symfony intraocular lens having been available for a little over a year now, we are starting to see many cases of this lens being implanted, the post-operative journey that the patients went through, and the refractive and vision results from the Symfony lens.

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Topics: Contact Lens

Congratualtions to the #WhereDoYouOptoPrep Winners

Posted by Kathryn Jack on Feb 1, 2018 4:45:03 PM

As you may have seen, we kicked off the year with something we haven't done before- a photo contest! With the launch of our new OptoPrep Part I mobile app, studying on-the-go is easier than ever and we were excited to see how people are taking advantage of the new app.

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Topics: Contest, #WhereDoYouOptoPrep

D-EYE Smartphone-based Retinal Imaging System

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 24, 2018 2:40:39 PM

 

Did you know that there is a super cool device out there that can allow you to capture high-definition photos and videos of the ocular fundus with your iPhone?! It is called the D-EYE Smartphone-based Retinal Imaging System.

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Topics: Contest, #WhereDoYouOptoPrep

How Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Going?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 23, 2018 11:04:44 AM

2018… new year, new goals, new ideas, new start, and new resolutions. Now that we are about half way through January, it’s a great time to check in on how your New Year’s Resolutions are coming along.

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Topics: Stress, Motivation

Where Do You OptoPrep? Show Us and You Could Win a D-EYE iPhone Retinal Imaging System!

Posted by Kathryn Jack on Jan 12, 2018 3:47:54 PM

 
Where Do You OptoPrep? With the recent launch of our OptoPrep Part I mobile app, studying on-the-go has never been easier! 
 
To celebrate the new app, we want to see where and how you study. Do you use OptoPrep at the coffee shop? Do you flip through PowerPages by the beach? Maybe you get a few Dose of OptoPrep questions in while you are waiting in line at the grocery store? 
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Topics: Contest, #WhereDoYouOptoPrep

Cataract Surgery May Extend Your Patient's Life

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 4, 2018 9:21:00 AM

On a daily basis I see a wide variety of patients with many different ocular and systemic health conditions. One of the main eye-related issues I see and talk to my patients about it cataracts.

I get a wide range of emotions from patients when I tell them that their vision is hazy from cataracts, or that the difficulties they are having with glare at night are due to cataracts, or that they have the very early stages of cataracts developing; but they aren’t quite affecting their vision yet.

Most patients associate cataracts with a negative feeling; they feel like its just another thing that is reminding them that they are getting old.

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Topics: Cataracts, Surgery

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