Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Class of 2016One of the most important duties of any health care provider is patient education. As optometry evolves to a medical model, we have a unique opportunity to educate the public about the importance of vision care. I am excited about encouraging my peers and sharing information that will allow us to best represent our profession. I hope that my work at OS.com will encourage students to get involved in both optometric and public health organizations, and highlight the impact that we can have on the lives of our future patients.
Posts by Janis James:
I’m sure most, if not all, optometry students have heard of the Lions Club…but what exactly IS their mission? The next optometric student organization that will be featured in our Organization in Focus series is the Lions Club. What... Continue reading
As optometry students, we are exposed to so many optometric associations and organizations. As a first year student, I remember thinking “Which organization do I choose???” I would like to shed light on some of the different student... Continue reading
In light of recent outbreaks of previously almost non-existent diseases such as measles, inquiring about a history of vaccines is now more important than ever. For this is reason, it is an essential part of a pediatric case... Continue reading
I was always curious as to why so many optometrists have Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees. I used to wonder, what does public health have to do with optometry? I've come to learn that the answer is probably more obvious than you may... Continue reading