Tag Archives: involvement

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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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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Best Ways Optometry Students Can Network With Emilie Seitz

matt and emilie seitz

In this video interview, we sat down with Emilie Seitz, and talk best ways optometry students can network. Emilie Seitz (@eyeseitz), third-year optometry student at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, shares some advice on how to properly network as optometry students, based upon her own experience. Seitz first realized the importance …

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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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I Care & Share – Giving Back with The Gift of Vision

It is important to remember as eyecare providers, we are dedicated to protecting the gift of sight and ensuring our patients have healthy vision. Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight, explains what the I Care & Share program is, and why new graduates should consider participating in the program and how they …

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How I Got Involved In Online Publishing – Video Interview with Antonio Chirumbolo O.D.

In this video interview, filmed at Vision Expo East, Dr. Antonio Chirumbolo, talks about online publishing and how he got involved in NewGradOptometry, and how you can get involved as well.  Dr. Chirumbolo reveals how getting involved can: Introduce you to key industry leaders Broaden your professional network Provide you with transferable skills and …

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How and Why to Stay Involved With the AOA

The AOA is an extremely important entity in the optometric community. The American Optometric Association directly facilitates the ongoing advocacy efforts to maintain and increase the scope of our practice. It is imperative that new graduates continue to support the AOA and their efforts. We are all student members of the …

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