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Transitioning from Optometry Student to Optometrist

Posted by Amanda Dexter on July 29, 2019 at 2:13 PM

As you 4th year optometry students begin your final year of school, you’ll find that these last months will fly right on by! Before you know it, you’ll be walking across the stage at graduation and then out on your own as a doctor.

There are several things that you should start preparing for during your final year to ensure that once graduation passes, you’ll be ready to fly solo. We’ve compiled a list of items to help start your transition from optometry student to optometrist.

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Topics: 4th Year Student, Optometry School

The Dirt on Optometry School Admissions

Posted by Amanda Dexter on September 13, 2018 at 10:02 AM

When you began applying to optometry school, I'm sure you did everything you could to beef up your chances of being accepted. You studied hard to obtain a high score on the OAT, you studied mercilessly to get the highest GPA in your undergraduate studies as possible, you were involved in school activities, and spent time in optometry offices.

You also probably took into consideration location of the optometry school and tuition when you chose your top schools to apply to. But did you realize some of these things about optometry school admissions?

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Topics: Optometry School, Optometry School Admissions

The OptoPrep Early Registration Special Is Here! Save on Your Bundle Subscription Through June 30th!

Posted by Kathryn Jack on June 18, 2018 at 1:03 PM
In April we told you about the new OptoPrep Bundle subscription option, and now that it’s June, we are ready to help you save money when purchasing it! 
June is one of our favorite months here at OptoPrep. Beautiful summer weather, Optometry's Meeting, and last but certainly not least, the OptoPrep Early Registration Special!
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Topics: Optometry School, Promotions

Congratulations to all of the New Optometry Graduates!

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 24, 2018 at 12:48 PM

You all have worked so hard to complete the rigorous didactic and clinical training, passed all three parts of boards, passed your state licensing exam, so now it's time to start working!

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Topics: Optometry School

How the Diploma Deluge is Reshaping Optometry

Posted by Amanda Dexter on February 21, 2018 at 10:47 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

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

Posted by Amanda Dexter on December 28, 2016 at 9:00 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

Managing Money in Optometry School

Posted by Amanda Dexter on October 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Money is a major issue for all kinds of college and graduate students, and optometry school is no different! Good financial habits are essential to cutting costs, managing money, and your making funds last. To keep student loans as low as possible during graduate school, financial management becomes of paramount importance. Remember, the more money you spend now, the higher and higher your loan payment will be in the future! And trust me, making smart decisions now will definitely pay off!

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Topics: Optometry School

Day-to-Day Habits for Successful Optometry Students

Posted by Amanda Dexter on September 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM

While the excitement of starting a new year in Optometry School is beginning to wear off, and the stress of upcoming midterms, quizzes, proficiencies, and clinic is settling in, we've come up with a few tips you should make part of daily habits to keep optometry students on top of the game throughout this next quarter/semester. 

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Topics: Optometry School

5 Ways OptoPrep Can Help You Get Through Optometry School

Posted by Amanda Dexter on September 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Here are five ways that OptoPrep can help YOU get through optometry school!
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Topics: Optometry School

2016 Optometry School Student Data Report

Posted by Amanda Dexter on August 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Every year the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) publishes an Annual Student Data Report with information regarding enrollees in 21 of the currently operating optometry schools. Here are some of the highlights we thought you might find interesting about your colleagues!

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Topics: 4th Year Student, Optometry School

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