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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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My Weekend as an “Optocrat” at Congressional Advocacy Conference 2015

I remember that in middle school we learned the School House Rock song “I’m Just a Bill” which illustrated how a bill gets passed through Congress. I finally got to see much of the process in action, minus a talking and singing paper bill! The first part of the Congressional Advocacy Conference (CAC) consisted of education on …

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Master of Public Health Program for Optometry Students, Through Salus University and the AOSA

On July 1st, 2013, AOSA and Salus University, home to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, marked the beginning of a new dimension to public health in optometric education by offering five $10,000 scholarships to optometry students across the nation! The mission of the AOSA is to “improve the visual welfare and health of the public, to promote the profession of optometry, …

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The Unconventional Optometrist: Eye Care Behind Bars

DID YOU KNOW? The United States has incarcerated more people than any other country in the world. Currently, there are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons across the country. To put this into perspective, the United States holds 25 percent of the world’s prison population, but only 5 percent of the …

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Optometry Scope of Practice & Legislation in North Carolina

Considering a career as an optometrist in the state of North Carolina? Below is a quick reference guide to becoming an optometrist in North Carolina as well as the current scope of practice. How to become an optometrist in North Carolina: Passing scores on NBEO Part I, II, and III as well as scores of …

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Optometry and Ophthalmology: UAB School of Optometry and UAB School of Medicine

by Jessie Fawer, UABSO Class of 2016 While optometry students across the nation are given opportunities to provide vision screenings to the underserved in their communities, UABSO students are experiencing a unique partnership with students at UAB School of Medicine. Equal Access Birmingham (EAB) is an entirely student run-initiative founded by UAB medical students. The …

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Interview with Dr. Glen Steele: The Future of Optometry and InfantSEE

Curious about what the future of pediatric optometry may look like? Curious to hear what the chair of the InfantSEE program thinks of the future of optometry? Want some advice from a leader in optometry on how to succeed as optometry students? Dr. Glen Steele, OD, FCOVD, FAAO is the current chair of the AOA’s InfantSEE …

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Optometry News to Remember from 2013!

As a new year begins, I like to look back on the past year and think about all of the experiences I had and how they have affected me.  Here is a short list of some of the optometry news that affected optometry students and the optometric profession in 2013 (click the links for the …

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AOA Helps Maintain FSA Accounts for Optometry Patients

Political advocacy is what maintains the growth and progression of optometry. OptometryStudents.com is excited to inform you of another recent victory for those in our profession, and most importantly, the patients who receive our care. About The Political Victory In 2012, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), under pressure from various groups, moved towards doing …

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The InfantSEE Program: Essential Info You Should Know!

This year at the Illinois College of Optometry we celebrated the InfantSEE program with an evening of motivational speeches, songs, and food. I’m currently a 2nd year student there, and I wasn’t completely clear about the details of this program and the impact that it has. I learned a lot that evening, and would like …

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Your Advocacy for Optometry: A Short Film by the AOSA and OptometryStudents.com

You, the optometry student, are right now shaping the future of the profession in two ways, each just as important as the other: As students at your respective optometry school, you’re working to get the most out of your education and clinical experience to provide the best care possible for your present and future patients. …

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