New Grad Success

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 …

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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 …

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Staying Independent in Optometry During Consolidation

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Staying independent in optometry is a challenge. There are a lot of complexities the independent optometrist faces, particularly administrative roles. We had the opportunity to sit down with Aaron Lech, OD owner at ClearVue Eye Care, during Vision Expo East, and asked him to share some thoughts on how the independent OD …

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How to Avoid Optometry Burnout

Burnout is something that we all might feel at some point during our careers. Early on in your optometry career, you might feel the need to work hard and to pay off all of your student loans as quickly as possible. I have heard of some new grads working 7 …

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Get Involved In Optometry

Optometry is a legislative profession. I am sure you have heard this at some point in school or during your career. We cannot move forward as a profession unless we as optometrists support ourselves, eachother, and our profession. This requires that we get involved. We had an opportunity to chat …

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Career Advice for the New Optometrist

The transition from full-time student to new optometrist and “boss” can be an anxiety inducing experience for anyone. Even practicing optometry as an employee often comes with the responsibilities of a boss or authoritative figure: directing technicians and other employees. Providing care to older patients, which is the majority of …

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