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Investing for New Grad ODs

ODs Investing

Investing is usually not very high on the priority list for new ODs. Things like landing your first job, where to live, and how you’re going to open that practice cold are usually at the top of the list. Ask anyone if investing is a good thing, they will say …

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Student to New Optometrist – Crossing the Void

Ever wondered what real-world optometry is like, or questioned how you’d make the transition from optometry student to new optometrist? At VisionExpo West 2017, a group of young ODs sat down to discuss exactly that! Topic One: How does a new optometrist become eligible to practice? Good News!!! Going from …

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5 Reasons Why ODs Should Learn Web Design

Web design for optometrists

Learning how to build a website can be a powerful skill. It can help you unleash your creativity and provide you new opportunities to explore your passions and share them with the world. Who knows, it may even turn out to be a hidden talent you didn’t know you had! …

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Countdown to My Optometry Interview

Countdown to My Optometry Interview

How do we feel before one of the biggest interviews of our lives? Do we get excited and a little bit nervous about the days leading up to an optometry interview? I’ve outlined 5 days before my interview from my perspective and what I did to better prepare myself. Day …

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Four Myths of Corporate Optometry

4 Myths of Corporate Optometry

This is a sponsored post by National Vision, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎 Many of us have been steered away from corporate optometry since the day we entered optometry school. That’s a shame, because things have changed immensely over the years, and some of the information we’ve …

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Eyecare in Prison – Alternate Career Pathways

I had just walked out of the room after giving a lecture about retinopathy and risks of blindness to a diabetic focus group over on C yard. I immediately thought to myself how I would have never guessed that our amazing profession would lead me to talking about metabolic disease, …

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3 Catastrophic Optometry Career Errors

Early on in your optometry career, it can be difficult to find your footing. Experience is something that comes with time as you progress through your optometry career. It is important to remember that making mistakes is common and will always provide as a learning opportunity. There are however some …

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How to Avoid Optometry Burnout

Burnout is something that we all might feel at some point during our careers. Early on in your optometry career, you might feel the need to work hard and to pay off all of your student loans as quickly as possible. I have heard of some new grads working 7 …

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