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...
I majored in fashion design When I tell people that I majored in fashion design from UC Davis, many think that I am this amazing fashionista knowledgeable on every high fashion brand available, however; I actually majored in fashion design...
Here it comes...Graduation Hold onto your seats fellow fourth years. This opto train is about to make its final stop and the destination is called Graduation.  In these final days, nostalgia has crept it's way in and we can't help...

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