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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The Five People You Meet at an Optometry Conference

As a student, a big optometry conference can be daunting. There are many people from different areas of the field in attendance at these conferences, along with Continuing Education classes, the exhibit halls, and social events. This spring, I was able to attend SECO in Atlanta. Through attending, I learned a lot about the field …

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Optometry’s Meeting 2016: Register Now Before Student Price Increases!

How many of you are planning to attend Optometry’s Meeting this year? To register as a student, you will need your AOSA ID. Don’t know it? Email your school’s Trustee or Trustee-Elect. Currently, student pricing is a bargain at $75, but it is going up to $85 on May 3rd. Student budgets are tight, so you …

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Tennessee Optometry: Wide Scope of Practice and Legislation

Optometry is a legislated profession, meaning that federal and state legislation dictate the current rules and regulations for optometrists. Thinking of practicing optometry in Tennessee? Fortunately, optometrists and the state association has worked hard to advocate for the profession and has made great strides so optometrists in the state can practice to the fullest extent …

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Attend SECO 2014 in Atlanta! Here’s Your Guide to this Engaging Conference

With just a few easy steps, Click Here to Register for SECO 2014 With over 400 hours of continuing education this year and one of optometry’s largest and most innovative exhibit halls, there are countless reasons why SECO has provided optometric physicians and students with world-class continuing education since 1924 and is remarked as The Education Destination®. As …

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Optometry News to Remember from 2013!

As a new year begins, I like to look back on the past year and think about all of the experiences I had and how they have affected me.  Here is a short list of some of the optometry news that affected optometry students and the optometric profession in 2013 (click the links for the …

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Optometry Student to Successful Optometrist: Caring for Your Patients

In my interview with Dr. Chad Fleming OD, FAAO, Business and Career Coach at AOAExcel, he mentioned 3 key attributes that any optometry student must have if they want to become a successful optometrist: Communication Initiative Caring for patients When Dr. Fleming mentioned “caring for patients” as one of his 3 most important attributes an …

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You May Know All About Eyes…But What Do You Know About Student Loans?

 I have had the wonderful opportunity over the last 3 years to be a student ambassador at Southern College of Optometry. As a student ambassador at SCO I’ve had the opportunity give tours to students that are interviewed at the school. During these tours all prospective students get a presentation by our Director of Financial …

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The Kiosk Bill And Your Future

In June, I had the wonderful opportunity to go to the Utah Optometric Association’s Annual Meeting and meet with some of the current and former officers of the UOA. These great ODs were willing to share with me what they went through when they learned about the kiosk bill in Utah legislation, and what they …

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