optometry

Dry Eye – Drug Chart

Dry eye is constantly in the news and the way we treat it is always changing. We wanted to give you something that would help keep track of some of the prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, and artificial tears that you will commonly see in practice. We have broken it down into three main […]

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Ptroublesome Ptosis

Ptroublesome Ptosis That ptroublesome ptosis: A patient presents with a new “droopy” lid. So, brilliant optometrist: What are you going to do about it? Ptosis is an abnormally low position of the upper eyelid. It is more common in older patients due to a gradual loss of function of the muscles working to hold the eyelids up. However,

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Politics in Optometry, an Inescapable Reality

Optometry is a legislated profession. Time and time again students here this phrase, but rarely are we given more information about what that actually means. It means that the entire scope of practice for optometrists is dependent on bills passed at the local and federal level. It means that there are advocates on the ground year-round working to

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Interview with Dr. Mitchell Munson (AOA Immediate Past President): The Future of Optometry

Optometry is a dynamic profession that constantly changes and faces new pressing issues. The future of optometry is influenced by many factors, but the American Optometric Association (AOA) plays a significant role in ensuring optometry’s success. Each year at the AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting, the AOA president speaks with OptometryStudents.com to discuss the future of optometry and

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Seeing Is Believing – Optometry’s Virtual Conference (Free For Students)!

If you know me, you know that as a student, I’ve been on a mission to go to as many optometry conferences and lectures as I can before graduation. With all the formal education required of us, why attend more lectures than necessary? The answer is simple. In order to stay on top of things

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A Legislated Profession: Practicing Optometry in Massachusetts

When I began looking into optometry school I kept hearing this phrase that made me a little uneasy…”optometry is a legislated profession.” At the time I didn’t really give it too much thought because, well, I was more worried about getting into school than what I’d be able to do after I graduated. Now that

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Onion Article Paints Scary Future for Optometry, How Will You Overcome?

I’m sure many of you have read the recent article in the Onion titled, “LensCrafters, Pearle Vision Agree To Prisoner Exchange.” You know what you’re going to get with Onion articles, so I took it for what it was and thought the article was hilarious. At the same time though, it got me thinking (as

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Optometry and Ophthalmology: UAB School of Optometry and UAB School of Medicine

by Jessie Fawer, UABSO Class of 2016 While optometry students across the nation are given opportunities to provide vision screenings to the underserved in their communities, UABSO students are experiencing a unique partnership with students at UAB School of Medicine. Equal Access Birmingham (EAB) is an entirely student run-initiative founded by UAB medical students. The

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Interview with Dr. Ron Hopping: The Future of Optometry

Curious about what the AOA immediate past president thinks about the future of optometry? Want to learn how you can become involved in ensuring the success of optometry’s future? Want some advice from a leader in optometry on how to succeed as optometry students? Dr. Ron Hopping, OD, MPH, FAAO is the immediate past president

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