Tag Archives: tips for new grads

The Ultimate Guide to Optometry Clinical Analogies

In my mind, analogies are often a great way to explain exam information to patients. Therefore, some colleagues and I put together a list of a few of our favorite analogies – with a NGO twist, of course! The eye is like a camera A classic analogy that relates the camera lens to the crystalline lens, …

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Life as a New Optometrist – Matt Geller O.D.

Matt Geller is currently an optometrist in San Diego, California. He is also the Founder & President of NewGradOptometry.com and Founder of OptometryStudents.com. Matt created NewGradOptometry.com to give new graduates the opportunity to use their talent and creativity to change optometry for the better. The Bucket List Before Your First Day of Practice I am happy …

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6 Lessons From My First Year as an O.D.

This article goes out to the Class of 2014 that just graduated. You are now a newly minted O.D. and I bet you have a myriad of emotions to sort through ranging from excitement to anticipation, and even anxiety. Unlike the first day of high school, college, or optometry school, this new phase of your life …

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The 6 Secrets of a Great Optometrist

Do you remember your first patient encounter as a student? I sure do. She was a middle-aged Hispanic woman with a longstanding history of adult-onset diabetes. Even more vividly, I remember it was in the 7th floor  SUNY Optometry exam room and my exam took over an hour and a half! …

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Optometry’s Meeting 2014

Grab an extra helping of continuing education (CE) at this year’s Optometry’s Meeting® with an additional afternoon of fresh coursework open to all facets of the optometric profession. “We’re offering top-notch education for any type of interest an OD might have.” The 117th Annual AOA Congress & 44th Annual AOSA Conference: …

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ECP University – An Online Tool For New ODs

This is a sponsored post by Essilor of America, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎  When I joined the private practice of Dr. Eric White, my schedule was not fully booked. I have been at the practice for 10 months and still, I am only about 33% booked …

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