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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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Navigating Optometry’s Meeting® as a Professional: A Guide for Students

Attending any professional meeting as an optometry student provides an exciting opportunity to network, learn about the latest advancements and gain insights from seasoned practitioners. For a complete overview, visit EyeLearn for the course Insightful Eyes: Navigating Optometry’s Meeting® as a Professional. Whether you have already attended past events or it is your first event, …

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Dr. Bibin Cherian

The Best Advice for Growing Your Career: Get Involved!

By Dr. Bibin Cherian I first got involved through the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) during optometry school and quickly realized the importance of being active within the profession and community. Whether it’s through joining state or local associations, pursuing board certification, obtaining American Academy of Optometry fellowship, or engaging in volunteer opportunities, active involvement …

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AOA on Capitol Hill: A Student’s Call to Action

Clay Fung SCCO at MBKU OD Candidate 26’  In an ever-evolving political landscape, legislative changes carry immense potential to better the lives of underserved populations. These changes dictate the ways in which we live, impacting fundamental aspects such as equity and accessibility. In the world of primary health, this translates to changes in access to care, …

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Join us in Washington, D.C.

Calling all my student advocates who want to get involved with the AOA and fight for optometry’s future alongside doctors from your state! A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible optometry students to attend AOA on Capitol Hill, April 14-16, in Washington, D.C. The AOA will offer eligible students up to $425 …

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Students under 'Vision' signage during vision clinic

A Fresh Perspective on a Visionary Clinic in the Southern Schools

Optometry students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) participate in Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinics, providing crucial eye care services to underserved communities. These clinics offer valuable hands-on training and foster social responsibility and compassion in the students while addressing vision issues that may otherwise go unattended. …

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Write to your Legislator

Tips for communicating with legislators

What is communication? It is a two-way process of sending and receiving ideas, opinions and information. For your message to be received by your legislator, you need to follow a few guidelines to help you communicate effectively. Methods to communicate First consider the method of communication you would like to use. Your choice should be …

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Travel Grants for Optometry’s Meeting 2020 – Don’t miss out!

If you are planning on going to Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, D.C. this June, you already have plenty of reasons to attend: the Optometry Student Bowl powered by Essilor, Luxottica Live!, residency summits, and Optometry Unites at Capital Hill. But if that weren’t enough, there are still travel grants available to help make your trip …

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