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Four seasons at Rocky Mountain University

Inaugural Beginnings at Rocky Mountain University College of Optometry

Melanie Pham, Rocky Mountain University Snowboarding, alpine lakes and hiking in Zion National Park are just a couple of things to look forward to on the weekends; that is, if you’ve completed all your assignments for the week and have time to explore. As the first optometry school in the Intermountain Region, Rocky Mountain University …

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Dr. Bibin Cherian

The Best Advice for Growing Your Career: Get Involved!

By Dr. Bibin Cherian I first got involved through the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) during optometry school and quickly realized the importance of being active within the profession and community. Whether it’s through joining state or local associations, pursuing board certification, obtaining American Academy of Optometry fellowship, or engaging in volunteer opportunities, active involvement …

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AOA on Capitol Hill: A Student’s Call to Action

Clay Fung SCCO at MBKU OD Candidate 26’  In an ever-evolving political landscape, legislative changes carry immense potential to better the lives of underserved populations. These changes dictate the ways in which we live, impacting fundamental aspects such as equity and accessibility. In the world of primary health, this translates to changes in access to care, …

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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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Students under 'Vision' signage during vision clinic

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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Optometry Students with OD

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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