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Optometry and Medical Mission Trips

Hannah Cho OD

Dr. Hannah Cho discusses optometry and medical mission trips in this video interview and how and why it is important for optometrists to get involved and give back. If you have ever been on optometry mission trips, or any mission trip for that matter, chances are the experience has etched …

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Preventable Blindness and Global Optometry

Manzil Quadir

Preventable blindness is a serious issue. There are currently over 1 billion people in the world that lack access to proper eye care. That’s an estimated 1 in 7 people. Of those 1 billion people, 285 million have a visual impairment that could potentially lead to blindness, and an astounding …

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Essilor Recognizes Eyecare #DifferenceMakers With New Campaign

ESSILOR RECOGNIZES EYECARE #DIFFERENCEMAKERS WITH NEW CAMPAIGN Visitors to EssilorUSA.com/DifferenceMakers can nominate an eyecare professional to participate in a mission trip in 2019 that further the company’s mission of improving lives by improving sight. DALLAS – October 4, 2018 – This World Sight Day, Essilor of America will recognize those …

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The Journey of a New OD to Serve the People of Guatemala

I first heard about Alisha and Kim’s story through a professor of mine on Facebook. Alisha Duffy is a 2014 graduate from my alma-mater, Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She and her husband, Kim, are opening an Optometry clinic in San Andres Semetabaj, Guatemala.  I loved their mission statement, “to …

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