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Spanish Speaking Guide for Optometrists

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Working and communicating with patients is already challenging, but with an added language barrier, it can be a stressor for both the doctor and the patient. Dr. Martin, in his first semester of optometry school, encountered a Spanish speaking patient who was nervous and frustrated about her upcoming exam. The …

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Finding Your Optometry Niche as a New Grad OD

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Samantha J. Rao, O.D., F.A.A.O. discusses finding your optometry niche as a new grad OD in this video interview. I knew as a student that I wanted to pursue residency and advanced training in specialty contact lenses, but not all students or new grads have a specialty in mind that …

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Optometry Billing and Coding Guide

Optometry Billing and Coding Guide

When you are getting started, optometry billing and coding is challenging. It takes time to become an expert, but starting out, just knowing the difference between routine and medical plans, what copays may be applicable to visits, or how deductibles will affect fees can help patients feel more at ease …

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Best Optometry Practice Modality For You

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At a pop-up talk filmed live at Vision Expo, a panel of experts shared their thoughts on how new optometry graduates can determine the best optometry practice modality for them. The panel included Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO; Keith Smithson, OD; Cory Hakanen, OD, MBA; Chun Auyeung, OD; and Kristen O’Brien, …

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Best Ways Optometry Students Can Network With Emilie Seitz

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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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New Graduate Optometrist Career Advice

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We asked Dr. Scott Jens, co-founder and CEO of Rev360, to share new graduate optometrist career advice. He brought up the Disney principles (from Walt Disney’s book, The Disney Way): “Dream, Believe, Dare, and Do.” For Dr. Jens, it’s the “Dare” part of the equation that is most important for …

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