Careers

Student to New Optometrist – Crossing the Void

Ever wondered what real-world optometry is like, or questioned how you’d make the transition from optometry student to new optometrist? At VisionExpo West 2017, a group of young ODs sat down to discuss exactly that! Topic One: How does a new optometrist become eligible to practice? Good News!!! Going from …

Read More »

Countdown to My Optometry Interview

Countdown to My Optometry Interview

How do we feel before one of the biggest interviews of our lives? Do we get excited and a little bit nervous about the days leading up to an optometry interview? I’ve outlined 5 days before my interview from my perspective and what I did to better prepare myself. Day …

Read More »

Four Myths of Corporate Optometry

4 Myths of Corporate Optometry

This is a sponsored post by National Vision, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎 Many of us have been steered away from corporate optometry since the day we entered optometry school. That’s a shame, because things have changed immensely over the years, and some of the information we’ve …

Read More »

Eyecare in Prison – Alternate Career Pathways

I had just walked out of the room after giving a lecture about retinopathy and risks of blindness to a diabetic focus group over on C yard. I immediately thought to myself how I would have never guessed that our amazing profession would lead me to talking about metabolic disease, …

Read More »

3 Catastrophic Optometry Career Errors

Early on in your optometry career, it can be difficult to find your footing. Experience is something that comes with time as you progress through your optometry career. It is important to remember that making mistakes is common and will always provide as a learning opportunity. There are however some …

Read More »

Optometry in Europe – My German Experience

Millennials are called a lot of things, but recent attention has been turned to our obsession with traveling. Coined the Wanderlust generation, it’s estimated that millennials make up roughly 20% of international travel. However, for many new doctors the sharp reality of student loan debt often means postponing the trips …

Read More »