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Amplify your optometry school experience and see what it means to get involved in our profession as the annual AOSA/AOA conference, Optometry’s Meeting, comes to the Music City, June 19-22, 2024. Optometry’s Meeting provides students a four-day, immersive experience in career development, clinical and practice management skill building, professional networking and advocacy alongside optometry’s leaders. …

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Quick Tips to Decrease Optical Remakes

Troubleshooting Optical Remakes   Alexander Bennett is a second year student at Western University College of Optometry. This isn’t the beginning of his optical career, though. Before optometry school, he worked as an optician at a private practice in Denver, Colorado and has had several articles published in optician-focused publications and websites.  Here’s a Scenario: A new …

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New Mexico Scope of Practice

New Mexico Scope of Practice Beauty abounds in the great state of New Mexico. Known as the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico boasts scenic mountain ranges, vast deserts, historic ghost towns, and picturesque hot air balloon festivals. The landscape is home to incredible wildlife including wild horses, cacti, and native hogs known as peccary. This …

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August: Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

As we begin August, parents and kids are gearing up to head back to school. That means that the optometric offices around the country will be preparing for one of the busiest months of the year – back to school eye exam time. Parents want to see their children succeed and one of the main …

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Pennsylvania Scope of Practice

What do the Liberty Bell, Declaration of Independence, and the Franklin bifocal all have in common? They all have roots in the great state of Pennsylvania! From Scranton (featured on the NBC hit series The Office) to Hershey (the nation’s chocolate capital), Pennsylvania boasts a wide range of cultural and historical heritage. Philadelphia, known as …

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West Virginia Scope of Practice

West Virginia is home to historic mining towns, beautiful cities, and a rich cultural heritage. Tucked within the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia is renowned for its beautiful camping, hiking, white water rafting, and other outdoor activities. Within the state, West Virginia has a vast need for both optometric and primary care. West Virginia currently leads …

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New Hampshire Scope of Practice

New Hampshire, also known as “The Granite State,” is home to the beautiful White Mountain range as well a diverse array of outdoor activities. Home to beautiful lakes, hiking trails, skiing resorts, and even a small coastline, New Hampshire is perfect for future optometrists who love the great outdoors. New Hampshire residents enjoy a lower …

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Boards Prep Before you Prepare for Boards

Most optometry students take the National Board Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) Part 1 (of 3 total) Applied Basic Sciences in March toward the end of their third year. Boards prep is typically a time of high stress for optometry students due to the pressure of wanting to pass, cost of the test, and fatigue that …

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The Decision: Applying for Optometry School

As a non-traditional student, I spent countless hours debating whether I should take the plunge in going back to school. I had only a few years under my belt of “real life” – paying bills, paying off debt, the “8-to-5 grind.” I was on automatic mode, going through the motions everyday only to realize that …

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