Author name: Jessica Palmer

Third year Optometry student at Indiana University School of Optometry. I aspire to specialize in pediatric optometry and hope to impact the world in a positive way.

COVID-19 changed my optometry school experience

How can a virus, that I did not contract, change my optometry school experience? When the world started talking about COVID-19, I really did not think anything of it. I went about my day, went to my classes, studied, practiced, worked, and socialized. It was not until schools around the nation started a discussion about …

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Optometry’s Meeting 2019: My Personal Recap

I just got back from my first Optometry’s Meeting (OM) located in St. Louis, Missouri. I was given this amazing opportunity to attend a conference before even stepping foot into optometry school. That’s right, I will be starting optometry school in the fall and already have an OM under my belt! Looking back on my …

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Pediatric Awareness: Understanding Amblyopia

Overview of Amblyopia According to The National Eye Institute, “Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment among children.” What is Amblyopia? There are several pieces of information you need to know to understand amblyopia. This condition traces back to early childhood and development. The eyes need to focus light on the retina in order …

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