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As a vision therapy and rehabilitation resident, I have the opportunity to work with primary care providers within New York and examine patients on a referral basis. Most referrals are due to an observed strabismus during an ocular wellness...
I remember being a first-year optometry student and hearing terms like “Academy”, “Expo”, and “OM” being thrown around. I knew that these were conferences but I had no idea what they were for and where they were. Do I...
Gaining accreditation As I enter my third year at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, I can’t help but reflect on the time I have spent here so far. This dynamic optometry program is unique in so many...
Job security today I recently read a great book called Linchpin by Seth Godin that got me thinking about how I want to practice optometry. In his book, Godin talks about the reality of the world today where job security...
You’ll find more mystery in your first year as an optometry student, than in an Agatha Christie novel. Unfamiliarity is everywhere; from expectations to test-taking strategies, to “Do I really need to know that?” (Yes, you probably do). Like...
Where my interest in low vision began One of the beautiful aspects of optometry that is often overlooked in the freedom to expand the use of your degree. In school, I learn how to become the best possible clinician that...
Why I chose to become a resident There’s a lot of buzz these days about doing a residency. While it may still be optional, an increasing number of graduates are choosing to partake in this additional year of training. I...
Perception broke the internet I am sure that I am not alone when I have friends and family members approach me with questions related to the eye. Whether it is about their glasses, contact lenses, or any perceptual anomaly, these...
A third year optometry student has spent most of the last year developing the app called OpTranslate. This app will help OD's translate during an eye exam for non-English speaking patients. The app can currently translate 4 languages and...
Another important June conference While the focus in Optometry during the month of June is traditionally catered towards the AOA, there is another conference that deserves this month's spotlight: SOLutioN (SOLN). This organization is the stepping-stone for cultivating leaders in...

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