Tag Archives: international optometry

Top Ten Things to Know About Optometry in Nigeria

Nigeria, the giant of Africa, is a country in West Africa with 36 states and one Federal Capital Territory. The first optometric professional program in Nigeria first started at the University of Benin in 1972; it was established in the faculty of science by the late Dr. Paul Olekanma Ogbuehi. …

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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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The New Grad OD’s Transition from the US to Canada

optometry in Canada and new grad's transition from US to Canada

As an optometry graduate from the United States, my thought was to settle down in the States and join a private practice. Moving back to Toronto has been an eye-opener with regards to the differences in the health care systems. Those studying in the States and planning to practice optometry …

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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 …

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International Optometry – Video Interview

In this video interview, filmed at Vision Expo East, Laura Goldberg O.D., shares her experience as an optometry extern in England. Find out: How international optometry differs from that in the USA Some important clinical experience gained overseas Why you should consider training programs abroad if accessible Insight into technology available in …

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The Journey of a New OD to Serve the People of Guatemala

I first heard about Alisha and Kim’s story through a professor of mine on Facebook. Alisha Duffy is a 2014 graduate from my alma-mater, Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She and her husband, Kim, are opening an Optometry clinic in San Andres Semetabaj, Guatemala.  I loved their mission statement, “to …

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VOSH Corps: Seeking ODs to Serve Overseas

Want to be an international optometrist? Have you wondered how to serve the vision needs of people outside our borders and how you could help? An exciting opportunity for adventurous ODs has emerged from VOSH International in conjunction with the Brien Holden Vision Institute! Supported by Optometry Giving Sight, a …

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