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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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Join us for a live webinar: “Building Resilience in the World of COVID-19”

As we all work through this difficult time, the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) would like to offer additional resources to help manage stressful situations, and to turn uncertainty and fear into productivity. The AOSA is offering a free, live, interactive webinar sponsored by AOAExcel “Building Resilience in the World of COVID-19” that will cover […]

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Ptroublesome Ptosis

Ptroublesome Ptosis That ptroublesome ptosis: A patient presents with a new “droopy” lid. So, brilliant optometrist: What are you going to do about it? Ptosis is an abnormally low position of the upper eyelid. It is more common in older patients due to a gradual loss of function of the muscles working to hold the eyelids up. However,

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Ultraviolet Awareness Month: 5 Tips for May

Prevent Blindness, an eye health and safety organization backed by the American Optometric Association, numerous industry partners, and nonprofits, has deemed May as Ultraviolet Awareness Month. As it is getting a little more sunny outside, we need to know what to recommend to our patients to protect them from the long-term damage UV can cause.

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Doctor in Focus: Sheila Morrison, OD, MS

John: Hi Dr. Morrison, it has been awhile since OS.com has checked in with you! The last time you were interviewed for OptometryStudents.com was back in 2014. At that time, you were a third year at Pacific University of College of Optometry (PUCO) and were involved in things like contact lens research, the sports vision club, a master’s program,

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Staying Healthy In Optometry School

The only thing tougher than optometry school is being sick in optometry school. While classes, labs, and clinic hours are priority, don’t forget to take care of yourself! Here are 5 tips for staying healthy in school: Sleep: Losing sleep can take a serious toll on your immune system and your ability to learn. While

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A Diet for Your Eyes: 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Ocular Nutrition

Many things in our bodies are a reflection of what we eat and how well we take care of ourselves. The eyes are no different. Eating certain types of foods, and skipping others, can help protect your vision throughout your life. Here are a few things to enjoy and avoid for an “eye-healthy diet.” Try

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Outbreaks, Autism, and Side Effects: What Every (Future) OD Should Know About Vaccines

  In light of recent outbreaks of previously almost non-existent diseases such as measles, inquiring about a history of vaccines is now more important than ever. For this is reason, it is an essential part of a pediatric case history. What should you do if your patient’s guardian states that they do not believe in vaccinations?

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Counseling Patients on Ocular Cosmetic Procedures

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” How many expressions do you know that equate eyes with youth and beauty? As a primary focal point on our faces, we are always trying to keep ourselves looking fresh and young. And as a larger proportion of our

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