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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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Optometry and Medical Mission Trips

Hannah Cho OD

Dr. Hannah Cho discusses optometry and medical mission trips in this video interview and how and why it is important for optometrists to get involved and give back. If you have ever been on optometry mission trips, or any mission trip for that matter, chances are the experience has etched …

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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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