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Life as a New Optometrist – Quy Nguyen O.D.

Quy Nguyen grew up in the Bay Area in California and attended the University of California at Berkeley where he received a Bachelors in Integrative Biology. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry from the SUNY State College of Optometry in 2013. He currently works for an ophthalmology practice in Richmond …

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Life as a New Optometrist – Canada Edition

I’m here to tell you about what it takes to start practicing as an optometrist in Canada after getting your education at an optometry school in the US. I, like many of my colleagues, obtained my optometry degree at a US institution and made the decision to travel back home to …

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Allergan Optometry Jumpstart Program New Grad Video

At the 2014 Vision Expo West, we had a chance to spend some quality time with the folks over at Allergan and the Allergan Optometry Jumpstart Team. What an awesome group of people who work everyday with optometry in mind. Dave Gibson and Carey Reynolds, just to name a few, are …

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Life as a New Optometrist – Antonio Chirumbolo O.D.

Antonio Chirumbolo attended the SUNY College of Optometry and returned to his hometown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to practice shortly after graduating. He now works in a large private practice setting providing care to his local community. In addition to patient care, Antonio possesses a marked interest in the optometric industry. While …

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How I Used My Connections to Land an Optometry Job

On September 18th 2014, the NewGradOptometry.com Executive Team held a round table discussion live at Vision Expo West. It was sponsored by Allergan OPTOMETRY JUMPSTART and the Vision Expo Young Professionals Club. Specifically, I talked about bringing medical optometry to a practice and how to land your dream optometry job. Landing …

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Advice for Buying Your First Car After Optometry School

ou’ve heard it a thousand times,  “After graduation, live like a student and DON’T buy a car!” While this is great advice, it’s not always realistic. Many of us survived 8+ years of college with the same car we drove in high school! To avoid a Tommy Boy style breakdown, an upgrade is often inevitable. My beloved Grand …

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Life as a New Optometrist – Ryan Corte O.D.

Ryan Corte attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry and graduated in 2012. He completed an Optometric Residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2013. He currently splits time between Modern Eye Care and Premier Family Eye Care in metropolitan Charlotte, NC. Ryan …

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