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[Optometry] Hacks For Knocking Out Anxiety for Computer-Based Testing

Posted by Talin Amadian on June 28, 2021 at 2:57 PM

I did not know a single person without some level of anxiety right before NBEO® Part 1. In fact, the anxiety grew more and more each week, as the exam date got closer. Simply knowing that stakes were so high and the uncertainty around whether you’re doing things right can really create a struggle while studying, especially on the tail end closer to the exam date. However, I did find that so many students were not using this foolproof method of lowering test-taking anxiety.

Now, it’s important to mention that Computer-Based Testing (CBT) has been on the rise within the past few years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with so many different platforms, formats, and time limits, it’s natural to become overwhelmed and anxious about the uncertainty. I found that the best way to boost my confidence was to mimic the testing environment at home while studying. While this sounds like common sense, you’d be surprised how many students were not doing it!

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Topics: Stress, Optometry Studies, Reducing Stress, Optometry Boards

Dry eye? Study shows that omega-3s failed to yield beneficial results

Posted by Amanda Dexter on July 11, 2018 at 12:45 PM

A study funded by the NIH and published April 2018 showed that omega-3s failed to yield beneficial results in the treatment of dry eye. 

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Topics: Eye Drops, Optometry Studies

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