OPTOMETRIC EDUCATION BLOG

A Trip to the Eye Doctor Changes a Life

05/30/2019

written by Theresa Maher, ASCO intern It was a typical day in May in Waldorf, Maryland. Dr. Shahab Motamedi was seeing his last patient of the day one Saturday afternoon, and the patient asked if Motamedi could perform a comprehensive eye exam on his wife. He said he could, and when his patient brought his […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Drinking in School

03/29/2019

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) founded Alcohol Awareness Month in April 1987 to provide education, resources, and reduce the stigma that is so often associated with alcoholism. NCADD continues to sponsor Alcohol Awareness Month each April by encouraging the public to speak out about the dangers of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and […]

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Dear Pre-Optometry Students,

03/19/2019

Dear Pre-Optometry Students, It is hard to believe that I am almost done with my second year of optometry school at Southern College of Optometry (SCO). It seems like just yesterday I was a student at Central Michigan University, playing trivia at Hunter’s Ale House on Tuesdays, performing with The 6th Man Band at basketball […]

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What I Learned in Optometry School (Besides Optometry)

03/05/2019

written by Sherene Vazhappilly 4th year optometry student University of Waterloo School of Optometry It’s not until you reach the summit that you realize how high you’ve climbed. — Unknown Through my final phases of transformation to an exemplary Doctor of Optometry, I cannot help but to reflect and reminisce on the past few formative […]

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A Breakdown of Canadian vs American Optometry Board Exams

02/14/2019

written by Sherene Vazhappilly, Canadian Optometry Student If you’re a Canadian wanting to practice or do a residency in the United States, a Canadian at an American optometry institution or an American with ties to the “True North” – you may be thinking about taking both board exams. The Canadian board exam consist of two […]

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In Optometry School, Balance is Key

12/11/2018

written by Shanae Scott Maintaining a healthy and balanced life is crucial for everyone, especially if you are pursuing higher education. I have found this especially true when in optometry school. Many students, including myself, can over work themselves and lose sleep which can lead to increased stress and anxiety. However, as important it is […]

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Things I Wish I Had Known Before My First Day of Optometry School

06/13/2018

No matter how much you prepare for the start of your four years in optometry school, there will no doubt be some things you end up learning as you go. To help you avoid learning “the hard way,” as they say, we found four students nearing the end of first year who were willing to share what they eventually realized about situating themselves for success. Here’s what these members of the class of 2021 had to say.

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