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Endocrinologist Hans Selye defined stress as a nonspecific response to pressure or demand, and this is still true today. Optometry school demands many factors that can cause stress, from workload to studying for exams, financial commitments and many more. Understanding the effects of stress on our minds and bodies and what we can do to …

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Top 10 Articles of 2018

Happy New Year 2019! Whether you are kicking off a new semester or beginning your final rotation (last semester, fourth year students!), the start of the new year gives a chance for reflection. As 2019 gets started, we wanted to share our top ten OptometryStudents articles from 2018. Scope of Practice articles What procedures, treatments, …

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Optometry Student Bowl Winner Spotlight: David Hurd of NSUOCO

The Essilor Optometry Student Bowl is one of the most anticipated events of the year for students around the nation. A contestant from every school is chosen during mini student bowls at each school and sent to compete for the title at Optometry’s Meeting each summer. Sponsored by Varilux and Essilor, the Student Bowl features music, …

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Our Why: An Inspirational Story

  Former Black Hawk Pilot and mother to be, Senator Tammy Duckworth spoke at the AOA’s Rally on Capitol Hill last year at AOA+ to share her inspirational story as well as her support for optometry. Duckworth, who was severely injured during her service in the military prior to becoming a senator, credited her optometrist for her …

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AOA+ Survival Guide

  The AOA/AOSA conference, also known as Optometry’s Meeting, is one of the premier optometry meetings that takes place each year. This year’s meeting, which runs from June 21-25 in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, is shaping up to be the best one yet! Optometry’s Meeting provides a premier opportunity to …

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5 Tips for Talking to Legislators

You’ve heard about networking with potential employers, industry leaders, and fellow students. But what about networking with legislators? Optometry is a legislated profession, where state and national legislatures work together to determine the scope of practice in each state. Our legislators vote on the bills that affect this scope of practice, and it’s up to …

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A Weekend at the Capitol: Texas Optometric Association (TOA) Conference Recap

The Texas Optometric Association (TOA) recently held its 117th annual conference in Austin, Texas. Attendees ranged from undergraduate pre-optometry students to optometrists with decades of experience in practice. Much like other optometry conferences, (Academy, Optometry’s Meeting, etc.) there was a vast schedule of events to attend throughout the weekend. Here’s a recap of the entire weekend …

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Come Hang Out With at SECO 2017!

SECO, the Southeast Congress of Optometry, will be held this year in Atlanta, GA, March 1-5. The conference provides great opportunities for optometry students of all grade levels, from first year to fourth years. Registration is free for all current optometry students, and students receive a $100 stipend for attending! This is one conference you can’t …

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