I recently saw a post on social media that asked the members of the optometry community to share encouraging words to students and to show young optometrists and students why they love their career.
Topics: Optometry Stories
Are you the kind of student looking to get ahead of the national boards game? If you’re anything like me, you know how time consuming and nerve-racking boards can be and you want to do anything and everything to make sure you only have to experience it once.
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!
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!
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?
Topics: Optometry School
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!
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.
Topics: Contact Lens
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.