Managing Stress During Optometry School
Managing Stress During Optometry School
Managing Stress During Optometry School

Endocrinologist Hans Selye defined stress as a nonspecific response to pressure or demand, and this is still true today. Optometry school demands many factors that can cause stress, from workload to studying…

5 Ways to Have a More Successful Clinic Experience
5 Ways to Have a More Successful Clinic Experience
5 Ways to Have a More Successful Clinic Experience

As a third-year with a whole five months of clinic experience under my belt, I am certainly no expert. But I am still fully aware of (and sometimes still experience) the fear and frustration that comes…

Why I Took a Gap Year and What I Did To Remain a Competitive Applicant for Optometry School
Why I Took a Gap Year and What I Did To Remain a Competitive Applicant for Optometry School
Why I Took a Gap Year and What I Did To Remain a Competitive Applicant for Optometry School

Taking a gap year was the best decision I’ve made during my application process. Instead of rushing to fit a certain timeline, I decided to take a mental break from school and spend more time expanding…

So, what’s your role again?
So, what’s your role again?
So, what’s your role again?

Optometry is not a relatively new profession in the United States. In fact, the American Optometric Association that we now know today was founded in 1898. The first state law recognizing optometry as…

How to Survive in Optometry School
How to Survive in Optometry School
How to Survive in Optometry School

One of the biggest challenges optometry students face is finding the time to relax and unwind. Tackling exams every week, attending lectures all day, and squeezing in as much clinic practice as we can…

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