Tag Archives: AAO

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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The Evolving Field of Dry Eye Care in Medical Optometry

Cory Lappin OD

Managing dry eye disease is a great entry point for practicing medical optometry, for new graduates and established optometrists alike. There is a tremendous need for dry eye care, as an estimated 7-34% of Americans suffer from dry eye disease.(1) As the population ages, we are seeing an increase in …

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Top 3 Reasons to Consider a Fellowship

If you’ve considered a fellowship and are on the fence or not sure if it’s worth it, check out my top three reasons why you should pursue one. 1. Advancement of Knowledge I think this might be the best reason to do a fellowship; you get to further you knowledge base, and truly become an …

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A Quick Guide to the 2014 Academy in Denver

What is the American Academy of Optometry? The American Academy of Optometry is a national optometric organization focused on the promotion of the art and science of vision care. As a new graduate, I have found this conference to be the most beneficial in terms of my clinical understanding and …

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