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Cataract Awareness Part 2: Treatment and Considerations

Surgical removal of the lens is currently the only method of treating a cataracts, and there are a variety of different ways it can be done. The most common modern surgery is called phacoemulsification, and it involves using ultrasonic waves to break up the lens while it’s still in the eye, then essentially using a …

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KYCO Inaugural Class: The New Kids On The Block

  As many of you know, the Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) accepted its inaugural class in the fall of 2016 and I was lucky enough to have been selected for one of the 60 seats. Currently, we are in our second semester of classes and just recently moved into our new building. Although there have been …

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What is the Scope of Practice in My State?

Optometry is a legislated profession, which means treatments, diagnostic testing, and procedures for our patients are dictated by state and federal law. Since its inception, the profession of optometry has made huge strides in education and scope of practice, but there is still work to be done. Despite substantiation from world-renown institutions of vision science …

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Louisiana Extends Optometry’s Scope of Practice to Eye Surgeries

An opthalmologist sits back and clicks off his slit lamp. “Go ahead and sit back for me, Mr. L. I’m noticing some clouding on the intraocular lens implant we gave you. Its not caused by anything you or the surgeon did or didn’t do, but it does occur in about 30% of patients. I think …

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September Student in Focus: Jimmy Deom, AOSA President

OS: James Deom, also known to many as Jimmy, is a man full of energy and love  for life and optometry. Jimmy is the current president for the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA), which represents over 6,200 optometry students! Jimmy, tell us a little about yourself! JD: First and foremost, I am a fourth year …

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AOSA Board of Trustees Spotlight: Andrew Steele

Andrew Steele is a student at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in the Class of 2015. Andrew is a Trustee on the American Optometric Student Association Board of Trustees. He was born and raised in Kentucky and completed his Bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University in Biology and Chemistry. He has been happily …

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SCO Hosts Annual State Day

Memphis, TN (January 9, 2013): Various legislators and state board members gathered at Southern College of Optometry (SCO) for its fifth annual State Day. The purpose of the event is for students to become more aware of the necessity to become involved with the legislative processes of our profession, which was exemplified by speeches, presentations, …

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AOA President Dr. Dori Carlson Delivers Message to White House

By: Matthew Geller SUNY Optometry 2013  I stumbled upon a video today of your AOA President, Dr. Dori Carlson describing her recent visit to the White House on November 18th 2011. Her visit had a strong purpose; to deliver a pro-access, pro-patient message to those on Capitol Hill. I really encourage every student to read …

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Optometry’s Meeting 2011 – What an experience!

This article was written by the best and brightest optometry students out there in our profession. The OptometryStudents.com team was responsible for crafting this article that is more of a collage of different views crafted into one masterpiece of student perspective. As senior editor of OptometryStudents.com, I tip my hat to the writers of this article who …

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