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Posted by Kathryn Jack on Apr 30, 2018 6:03:11 PM
 
There is really nothing better than getting the newest, latest and greatest model, am I right? How about being one of the first to get your hands on OptoPrep’s newest feature? Sign me up!
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Topics: App Features, Pile of Done

Optometrists: We LOVE What We Do!

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 25, 2018 8:59:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Optometry Stories

Have You Heard about Our New OptoPrep Bundle Option?

Posted by Kathryn Jack on Apr 23, 2018 8:19:07 AM

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. 
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Graduate Degrees That Leave People Drowning in Debt

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Apr 19, 2018 7:02:39 AM
 
 
As you've well figured out by now, optometry school is expensive! Unfortunately, in a recent CNBC article, optometry takes the #1 spot in "degrees that leave people drowning in debt." But, don't let this get you down!
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Topics: Loans

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

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