Tag Archives: community health

Sleeping in Contact Lenses

It is estimated that 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses.1 For many individuals, contact lenses have become the primary choice for vision correction, and for good reasons! Contact lenses offer to correct for a wide range of nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic prescriptions and have become readily …

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Catching Up With The #DifferenceMakers Eyecare Mission Trip

Essilor DifferenceMakers

This article was created in partnership with Essilor, a proud supporter of NewGradOptometry and new graduate optometrists. 😎 In October of 2018, Essilor of America launched its #DifferenceMakers campaign in order to recognize eyecare professionals who embody the company’s mission of improving lives by improving sight. In March 2019, four …

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Optometrists and Public Health

Dominic Brown OD

Optometrists and Public Health Dominic Brown, third year optometry student at SALUS University, also pursuing a Masters in Public Health discusses why optometrist and optometry students should consider an additional degree in public health in this video interview. Optometry is a public health profession, and optometrists provide a service that …

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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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How to Open an Eye Clinic in a Community Health Center

Community Health Center Eye Clinic

Optometrists play an increasingly vital role in the overall health of our patients and the wellness of society as a whole. The average primary care visit today only allows for roughly 10 minutes per patient, whereas optometry visits tend to allot more time, making room to discuss health and wellness …

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