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Highlighting the Western Regional Conference: Optometry Through Different Lenses: Diverse Providers, Patients, and Practice Modalities

The Western Regional Conference (WRC) is a conference held annually by one of the three California schools hosted by AOSA leadership. Each year, the WRC rotates between the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, Western University College of Optometry, and the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Marshall B. Ketchum University. In October …

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What are the different modes of practice in Optometry?

Are you interested in opening your own practice after graduation? Or are you interested in working with larger industry sponsors? Well, you’re not the only one who has these questions, because there is such a WIDE range of modes of practice that exist in optometry! Optometrists can work in a variety of different modes of …

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East Coast Optometry Updates

We have some exciting updates in the profession of optometry from the East Coast featuring New Jersey and Massachusetts! New Jersey: The Garden State has recently introduced Assembly and Senate bills A.B. 5445 and S.B. 3841 to legislation! This is huge as New Jersey would like to increase optometrists’ ability to perform certain laser and …

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AOSA’s National Welcome Night Bingo Bowl Winners

The AOSA hosted their third annual National Welcome Night supported by Allergan this fall.  Nearly 1,000 optometry students from across the country gathered on their campuses to learn more about the AOSA and AOA, build camaraderie and have some much-deserved fun while doing so.  Welcome Night was introduced in 2020 to provide an opportunity for …

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A Fresh Perspective on a Visionary Clinic in the Southern Schools

Optometry students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) participate in Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinics, providing crucial eye care services to underserved communities. These clinics offer valuable hands-on training and foster social responsibility and compassion in the students while addressing vision issues that may otherwise go unattended. …

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Is Residency Worth It?

Are you ready to practice full-scope optometry after graduation? Or do you believe you may need a bridge between being a student optometrist and a practicing optometrist? Or have you noticed you wanted to work with students? Well, these are common questions many of us have when considering residency. Optometric residency programs are an optional …

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Highlighting the First Midwestern Regional Conference (MRC)

The first-ever Midwestern Regional Conference was held in September of 2023. This conference was modeled off the current Western Regional conference that occurs on the West Coast. This new conference welcomed schools from all over the Midwestern region. The first night was a networking event that was graciously sponsored by MyEyeDr. MRC had a wonderful …

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How Do I Balance Personal Life and School?

Balancing responsibilities in graduate school is a skill that takes multiple tries and refinements. The most important aspect of ensuring that school does not get in the way of life and vice versa is structuring your time. Having a clear understanding of what your busiest weeks are and planning ahead are two tips you’ve heard …

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