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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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Plan for the Future: AOA Group Insurance

As future ODs, it is common for us to see patients seeking help for treatment and rehabilitation of life-debilitating injuries or conditions. Have you ever considered that one day the same unfortunate circumstances may happen to you? Our profession demands that we be in good health in order to perform our duties properly and efficiently. …

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Optometry Student to Successful Optometrist: Initiative, Part 2 of 3

  During my interview with Dr. Chad Fleming OD, FAAO, he mentioned to me 3 attributes that any aspiring optometry student needs to develop in order to be a successful optometrist. The first attribute he mentioned was communication and how important it was to be able to express yourself to your professors, staff doctors, and …

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Anonymous Confessions of an HMO Optometrist

As an optometry student, you have the freedom to practice optometry in any imaginable setting you’d like. Have you ever wondered what practicing optometry in an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) setting would be like? HMOs are organizations that provide full health care benefit plans and offer all medical services within their own hospitals. Is optometry in …

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The Unconventional Optometrist: Creating Special Effects in Hollywood

If you’ve seen a movie in the last fifty years or so, chances are you witnessed the work of an optometrist and you didn’t even know it. Dr. Morton Greenspoon of Professional VisionCare Associates in Sherman Oaks, California, is a contact lens specialist and a consultant to the major film studios [1]. He is a …

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The Unconventional Optometrist: Taking Optometry to a New Frontier

Who said optometrists were boring people?  Dr. Garret Wada has certainly proven that notion wrong.  He was known as a bit of a “Trekkie” since before his days as a student at the Illinois College of Optometry back in the early 90’s, and has since turned his love for the iconic television series into a …

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5 Things Optometry School SHOULD Teach You Before Going into Private Practice

During the first annual Private Practice Extravaganza “Eye Learn”, the Inter American University of Puerto Rico’s Private Practice Club presented students with speaker Justin Bazan O.D., owner of Park Slope Eye in Brooklyn New York, who gave several interesting suggestions and facts about his experience going into private practice. As most of us optometry students …

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6 Things Vision Expo East Taught Me About Buying My Own Practice

Vision Expo East was an eye-opener for me as an optometry student mainly because I was exposed to so many opportunities in the industry at one time and in one place! Not only was it an opportunity to meet new colleagues and check out thousands of new products on the market, it was the best …

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Residency Opportunity: Vision and Learning Center of Family Eyecare Associates

Interviews are now being scheduled for the 2013 Vision Therapy Private Practice Residency at the Vision and Learning Center of Family Eyecare Associates, P.C. (Fair Lawn, NJ). The goal of this unique Southern College of Optometry residency program is to give graduate optometrists additional opportunities to expand their clinical knowledge and skills. Interested applicants should contact: Leonard …

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Find YOUR perfect optometry residency with ORMatch

Overview of ORMatch The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) and National Matching Services Inc. collaborated to provide an organized process for applicants and residency hopefuls to pair with each other and find the ideal postgrad fit.  Welcome to ORMatch, the application and matching service that places applicants into optometry residency training positions. …

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Allergan launches “Optometry Jump Start” for recent optometry grads

I recently stumbled upon an interesting resource provided by Allergan, the pharmaceutical company that produces consumer pharmaceuticals such as REFRESH®, LUMIGAN® and RESTASIS® . As you know, entering into practice can be quite daunting and so it is important to get your hands on helpful resources. The resource provided by Allergan is the OPTOMETRY JUMPSTART™ program. All you need to do …

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