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Nutrition, Exercise, and Eye Health

Nutrition, Exercise, and Eye Health

Pick a disease, any disease. If you told a patient that a healthy diet and regular exercise habits diminished their risk of acquiring that disease (or decreased the likelihood of that disease worsening if you already had it) they would likely believe it. Being “healthy” always sounds like a good …

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AVEO Contact Lenses – What You Need To Know

AVEO Contact Lenses - What You Need to Know

Another online contact lens company? There is no doubt that daily contact lenses are the lens modality of choice for eyecare providers given their increased water content and the decreased rate of complication compared to other modalities. However, contact lens wearers are not always easily convinced by those statistics alone. …

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How To Become a Contact Lens Specialist

Melissa Barnett OD

Dr. Melissa Barnett discusses how to become a contact lens specialist or identify opportunities for specialization by leveraging your passions. There are many specialties in optometry – from vision therapy, to dry eye, specialty contact lenses, pediatrics, and countless other areas you can focus on or build a practice around. …

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Top 5 Clinical Skills & Techniques for the New Grad OD

Top-5-Clinical-Skills-and-Techniques-for-the-New-Grad-OD

There’s no doubt that during our four years in optometry school we certainly learned our fair share of clinical skills, techniques, and procedures. It is important to remember the indications and techniques when implementing these skills and caring for our patients. Depending on our practice modality, state’s scope of practice, …

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Spanish Speaking Guide for Optometrists

alexander martin od

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

samantha rao od

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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