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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...
Controlling Myopia Progression in Your Practice There has been anecdotal evidence for overnight contact lens wear slowing down myopia progression since the age of PMMA lenses in the 1960s, but it has only been in the last 15 years that...
Surviving the retake test I am currently a third year optometry student at Nova Southeastern University and recently survived taking a retake. As most of you will agree, second year is the hardest year of optometry school; for me the...
Reflections of a recent graduate As the emotional rollercoaster that is Graduation week and day comes to an end, a few closing thoughts came to mind. The underclassmen asked some important questions as we said our goodbyes: “What advice would...
4th Year Rotations - Choosing Your Sites So you’ve just started your 3rd year of optometry school, finally got a grasp of seeing patients on your own, and now you’re about to take on the daunting task of choosing from...
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