Author name: Bryce St. Clair

Dr. St. Clair is a multi-lingual physician who is interested in equalizing the health disparity in the United States. He is passionate about expanding both the healthcare and social system in the United States to be more inclusive and diverse by empowering and treating patients of all backgrounds. His optometric interests include advocacy, scope of practice, ocular disease, academia, and public health. After graduation, Bryce completed his residency in ocular pathology at the University of Houston.

More than VAs at the VA

Vision Care for Our Veterans You’ve probably heard about the hospitals and clinics run by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) during your optometry school career. Eye clinics at the VA serve veteran military service members in a variety of ways. Beyond routine eye examinations, the VA optometrists diagnose and manage diseases and do pre- […]

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Maryland Scope of Practice – “Good Morning, Baltimore!”

Living in Maryland For optometrists looking to head to the mid-Atlantic region of the US, Maryland is a beautiful coastal state with almost a quarter of its area surrounded by water. Home to prestigious universities like Johns Hopkins, Loyola, the University of Maryland, and the US Naval Academy, Maryland’s neighboring cities of Baltimore and Annapolis

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Connecticut Scope of Practice

Optometric Practice in Connecticut Life in Connecticut Conveniently located near both Boston and New York City, the state of Connecticut offers a slower-paced atmosphere along the east coast. The rural landscape of the Berkshire mountain range, quaint New England towns, and an atmosphere rich in academic prowess surround the state of Connecticut. Although it is

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Rhode Island Scope of Practice

Rhode Island: Scope of Practice in the Ocean State The East coast of the United States is home to the small but mighty state of Rhode Island. Nestled in the southernmost part of New England, Rhode Island offers picturesque beach cottages, a bustling metropolitan area, and a rocky coastline dotted with New England mansions. This

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Fellowships vs Residencies

Which Academic Path is Right for Me? For students looking to explore the world of academia after graduation, the choice between doing a fellowship or a residency may be weighing heavily on their minds. Many optometry students are unaware that fellowships in optometric medicine exist. Students may also be confused as to how they differ

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Optometry School Exposé: TUSCULUM & HIGH POINT

Optometry School News As we continue to see more colleges of optometry open across the nation, there may soon be one more to add to the mix. In June 2018 Tusculum University of Tusculum, Tennessee was denied permission from a regional accreditor to add additional graduate degree programs, which would have included an optometry program. Tusculum University Niswonger College of Optometry is

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Wyoming Scope of Practice

Wyoming: The Cowboy State The great plains of Wyoming are as remote as they are vast. With a total population under 600,000 people, Wyoming is the least-populated state in the US. For healthcare providers, this means many patients must travel great distances to seek out medical care. Additionally, patients who are unable to make the

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Nebraska Scope of Practice

Scope of Practice in the Cornhusker State Optometrists looking to practice in the state of Nebraska will love the expansive scope of practice of optometric medicine. Nebraska, the Cornhusker state, offers two major metropolitan areas of Lincoln and Omaha. Lincoln, home to the main campus of University of Nebraska is always buzzing during football season.

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Optometry School Stats at a Glance

The following chart lists all members of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry in the United States. For all domestic optometric educational institutions, ASCO is the academic leadership organization committed to promoting, advancing and achieving excellence in optometric education. ASCO represents optometric education and has a goal of enhancing the efforts of each institution

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