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The Role of the Optometrist in LGBT Healthcare

Dominic Brown OD

Where Optometry Meets Public Health “Healthcare accessibility” and “social determinants of health” are certainly buzzwords in the setting of public health. Even without public health training, it would not be difficult to anecdotally realize that there are undeniable, and sometimes insurmountable, barriers to healthcare. Many studies performed over the past …

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Preventable Blindness and Global Optometry

Manzil Quadir

Preventable blindness is a serious issue. There are currently over 1 billion people in the world that lack access to proper eye care. That’s an estimated 1 in 7 people. Of those 1 billion people, 285 million have a visual impairment that could potentially lead to blindness, and an astounding …

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Finding Your Optometry Niche as a New Grad OD

samantha rao od

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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The Importance of Advocacy In Optometry

Erik Henderson OD

We hear the word advocacy thrown around quite a bit in optometry, but what does advocacy in optometry really mean? There’s really a simple definition: if you advocate for something it means that you believe strongly in it. There are advocates all around us every day. Businesses advocating for their …

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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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