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West Virginia Scope of Practice

West Virginia is home to historic mining towns, beautiful cities, and a rich cultural heritage. Tucked within the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia is renowned for its beautiful camping, hiking, white water rafting, and other outdoor activities. Within the state, West Virginia has a vast need for both optometric and primary care. West Virginia currently leads …

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It’s Time to Talk about Diabetes

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the incidence of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus has increased by 90 percent in the last 10 years.¹ However, it is more alarming that 46 percent of diabetic patients are unaware that they are affected and 42 percent are not confident in managing their diabetes.² Rates …

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Total Solar Eclipse: The Scoop On When and How To See It

You’ve probably heard the buzz around the total solar eclipse that will be happening August 21, 2017. As eye care professionals, it is likely that many of your friends and family members will be asking you about it too. But even if you think you are being safe about it, you may not realize that …

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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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Kentucky Optometry: An Expanded Scope of Practice

Known as the Bluegrass State, Kentucky is famous for its beautiful horses and bourbon. Unfortunately, it is also a region plagued with the highest rate of vision loss due to secondary factors such as diabetes and hypertension. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on the U.S. counties with the highest prevalence of severe vision …

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Iowa Optometry: The Scope of Practice

Optometry is a profession that is legislated on a state by state basis. This means every state has its own laws regarding what care an optometrist can legally provide. The optometric scope of practice has come a long way since the first billed eye exam in 1895. Through the formation of the national American Optometric …

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School in Focus: Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) – A Little Campus With Big Opportunities

What is Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) and what does it have to offer? This time last year I had all of my schools lined up: I had done the research, created spreadsheets with program specifics, and began working on essays. It wasn’t until I was on OptomCAS submitting other applications that I came across …

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Why Should Optometry Students Explore Vision Therapy And Rehabilitation?

  As a 3rd year intern entering clinic for the first time, I was excited and looking forward to patient encounters that involved ocular diseases and contact lenses. The thought of vision therapy instantly brought a dark cloud of boredom into my life because the idea of doing repetitive visual assignments did not sound as …

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The Optometric Scope of Practice in Alabama

Are you thinking of practicing optometry in Alabama, home of the UAB School of Optometry? The optometric scope of practice in Alabama has come a long way, thanks to the Alabama Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and advocates of the profession. Along with the 1975 legislation that allowed optometrists in Alabama to use diagnostic agents, the most …

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