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Oklahoma Scope of Practice – Home Sweet ‘Homa

Oklahoma Scope of Practice  Life in the Sooner State Where the wind does in fact come sweeping down the plains, Oklahoma is a state full of pride and progression. From a night on the town spent in Bricktown in Oklahoma City to visiting the Hard Rock Café in Tulsa, there is a booming nightlife in […]

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Canadian vs. American Board Exams: A Breakdown

A Breakdown of Canadian vs. American Optometry Board Exams   Disclaimer: This information was last updated Jan 25, 2019. For the most updated information and current test administration dates, please consult the OEBC for Canadian boards or the NBEO for American boards. If you’re a Canadian wanting to practice or do a residency in the States, a Canadian at

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Pediatric Awareness: Understanding Amblyopia

Overview of Amblyopia According to The National Eye Institute, “Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment among children.” What is Amblyopia? There are several pieces of information you need to know to understand amblyopia. This condition traces back to early childhood and development. The eyes need to focus light on the retina in order

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Rhode Island Scope of Practice

Rhode Island: Scope of Practice in the Ocean State The East coast of the United States is home to the small but mighty state of Rhode Island. Nestled in the southernmost part of New England, Rhode Island offers picturesque beach cottages, a bustling metropolitan area, and a rocky coastline dotted with New England mansions. This

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Dear Future Doctor

A Note to First Year Optometry Students   Dear Future Doctor, Congratulations on entering optometry school! You absolutely deserve it! You have worked so diligently and persistently for many years to get to where you are. Only you know the time and effort you put in to maintain your excellent grades and extracurriculars, ace your OATs,

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Optometry School Stats at a Glance

The following chart lists all members of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry in the United States. For all domestic optometric educational institutions, ASCO is the academic leadership organization committed to promoting, advancing and achieving excellence in optometric education. ASCO represents optometric education and has a goal of enhancing the efforts of each institution

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Doctor in Focus: Sheila Morrison, OD, MS

John: Hi Dr. Morrison, it has been awhile since has checked in with you! The last time you were interviewed for was back in 2014. At that time, you were a third year at Pacific University of College of Optometry (PUCO) and were involved in things like contact lens research, the sports vision club, a master’s program,

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Food for Thought: Corporate Optometry

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and there are three topics you should avoid with your family: politics, religion, and corporate optometry. Let’s treat this article like the thanksgiving dinner table and avoid the first two. But just this once, we’ll break the rule on the third. Plenty of people have pretty strong opinions on corporate

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Guide to Fourth Year Externships & Rotations

Fourth year is an exciting time in optometry school because it’s your last year before entering the real world as an OD! While every school differs in their externship selection process, externships available, number of externships required, etc., – the goal is the same. The ultimate goal of fourth year and being on externships is

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