Author name: Apoorva Jinka

Dr. Jinka graduated from SUNY College of Optometry in 2016 and completed her residency in ocular disease at the Veterans Administration. Former Chief of Optometric Clinical Photo Database on As we all know, vision plays a critical role in the process of learning. When words are unclear, we all resort to photographs. I hope to integrate my two passions for photography and optometry by establishing an open-source library of clinical photos in which all students, clinicians, and educators can contribute to and collaborate with. All are encouraged to participate and submit photos, and this valuable reference tool will be available for everyone to make learning, teaching, and diagnosing easier and more efficient. Find Apoorva on Google+.

3 Valuable Lessons I Learned Attending a CE Course at Vision Expo West

Do you ever feel like you have so much you want to do but not enough time to get it all done?  Vision Expo West  had a lot to offer – between exploring the exhibition halls, getting free swag, networking with doctors and exhibitors, and partying the nights away, it seemed impossible to cram in …

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SVOSH at SUNY: A Recap of the Year

SVOSH, also known as Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, is one of the largest clubs in SUNY College of Optometry. SVOSH provides plenty of opportunities for students to perform vision screenings to underserved communities locally, nationally, and internationally.  SVOSH at SUNY frequently collaborates with other SUNY organizations, such as Fellowship of Christian Optometry, Lions …

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Winners of #OSOM Social Media Contest

This year’s Optometry’s Meeting social media contest was a HUGE success and truly went well beyond our expectations! 180 creative photos were submitted by numerous students by simply hash tagging their pictures with #OSOM through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and email.  Great job to each and every one of you for participating in the contest and …

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Clinical Ocular Photography – Straight from your iPhone!

Smartphone Photography The iPhone truly revolutionized the perspective of technology, especially when it comes to taking photos. I personally tend to leave my digital cameras behind most of these days, since my iPhone camera does just as good of a job taking high-quality photos anywhere and anytime with ease.  With immediate access to image editing …

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