Southern College Of Optometry

Southern College Of Optometry

Founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1932, Southern College of Optometry ranks as one of the nation’s leading institutions of optometric education. SCO’s students consistently outscore the national average in board scores and graduation rates. The college is committed to academic excellence and cutting-edge clinical training. Students and faculty enjoy the opportunity to learn and practice optometry in The Eye Center, one of the largest and most clinically advanced vision and eye care centers in the country. More than 60,000 patient encounters are recorded each year at The Eye Center.

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5 Ways to Have a More Successful Clinic Experience

As a third-year with a whole five months of clinic experience under my belt, I am certainly no expert. But I am still fully aware of (and sometimes still experience) the fear and frustration that comes with being new to seeing actual patients in the clinic. I wanted to share some secrets to success that I have …

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Optometry in Norway

Norway is a country of immense natural beauty that attracts visitors from around the world. In addition to its stunning fjords and remarkable islands dotting the lengthy Atlantic coastline, Norway is famous for its northern lights during wintertime and midnight sun in the summer. Lately, Norway has begun attracting a new kind of visitor: medical …

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Arkansas Scope of Practice

Scope of Optometric Practice in the Natural State Adventure Awaits in Arkansas The south-eastern United States is home to a plethora of opportunities for Optometrists, none of which are more exciting than in the state of Arkansas. For optometrists, this amazing state offers some of the most extraordinary outdoor activities and earns its name of …

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Optometry Down Under

Australian Optometry The Land Down Under Australia. What does that name bring to mind? Kangaroos, koalas, and emus? The Great Barrier Reef? Cricket games? How about optometry? If you are interested in practicing outside North America, volunteering your professional services internationally, or learning more about optometry in other countries, here’s an overview of the profession …

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Things I Learned on My Optometry Rotation (that I didn’t learn in school)

Things that I learned on my optometry school rotations (that I didn’t learn in school) The journey from third-year student, to fourth-year intern, to graduated optometrist is full of ups and downs. As much as I learned in school (and it was a lot), there are some things I only experienced once I got into …

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Class of 2018: Graduating Writers

  OptometryStudents.com prides itself on being by the students, for the students. We aren’t  students forever, though, and each year we have to bid farewell to our graduating writers and editors who have given so much of their time and talent to helping this site. Here’s what five of our graduating team members are up …

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How Undergraduate Prepared Me for Optometry School

Pre-Requisite Classes: Why They Matter I got my undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Go Mocs!) and graduated in 2014 with a BS in Biology before starting optometry school in 2015. Before optometry school, there are certain pre-requisite classes you need to take. Different schools require different classes, but all schools require a strong …

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