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5 Things I Learned During my First Month in Clinic

About two months prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, my classmates and I started seeing patients at Salus University’s optometric clinic, The Eye Institute, located in Northern Philadelphia. Fresh out from completing all of our clinical skills courses, we were eager to start seeing patients and finally put our training to use. I tried to enter

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Lessons Learned During My First Day at The Eye Center at SCO

This morning was my first day in The Eye Center at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. At SCO, second year students shadow third and fourth year students to learn about procedures and get more clinical experience before we’re on our own with patients. I was in Low Vision, where I shadowed for three

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100 Commonly Prescribed Drugs: A Clinical Pocket Reference

There are many situations that can throw a wrench into your smooth eye exam flow, but encountering a patient with a long series of medications is definitely up there on the list of time sinks. Or, more commonly, your patient may only remember small bits of information about their medication – the pill color, the

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