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Finding Your Optometry Niche as a New Grad OD

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Samantha J. Rao, O.D., F.A.A.O. discusses finding your optometry niche as a new grad OD in this video interview. I knew as a student that I wanted to pursue residency and advanced training in specialty contact lenses, but not all students or new grads have a specialty in mind that …

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Optometry Employee or Independent Contractor

optometry employee or independent contractor

“Should I be filling out a W2 or 1099?” The dividing line between optometry employee or independent contractor can feel easily blurred, but in a conversation with Dr. Matt Geller, CPA Gary Topple and CFP Adam Cmejla go into detail about what employees and employers can do to make the …

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An Unconventional Journey Through Optometry

an unconventional journey through optometry

A Conversation with Dr. Millicent Knight The name Millicent originates in an old Germanic word for strength. So it comes as no surprise that Dr. Millicent Knight, OD, FAAO, FAARM, the new Senior VP of Essilor’s Customer Development Group, has always been the kind of person who does everything in …

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Corporate Optometry and Paying Off Optometry Student Loans

corporate optometry and paying off optometry student loans

This is a sponsored post by Luxottica, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎  As a new graduate, with little to no experience, a very common priority is to start working, generate income, and start paying off optometry student loans. Student loans are a scary thing. With new optometrists …

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Best Optometry Practice Modality For You

best optometry practice modality

At a pop-up talk filmed live at Vision Expo, a panel of experts shared their thoughts on how new optometry graduates can determine the best optometry practice modality for them. The panel included Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO; Keith Smithson, OD; Cory Hakanen, OD, MBA; Chun Auyeung, OD; and Kristen O’Brien, …

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