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Top 5 Benefits of a COVD Membership


When you graduate and get your first job, you’ll be anxiously awaiting that first check.  It’ll be a few thousand dollars and you’ll think you are rich! Then reality sets in and you remember that you have a lot of life expenses (student loans, rent, phone, car, etc…) on top …

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Optometry Practices and Corporate Optometry – Study


  Hey there, Matt Geller OD here, founder of Thanks for taking a second to complete our short, 4 min user study. This study is going to help us understand how and what new graduates feel about various practice modalities. From there, we are able to write much better content …

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I Care & Share – Giving Back with The Gift of Vision


It is important to remember as eyecare providers, we are dedicated to protecting the gift of sight and ensuring our patients have healthy vision. Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight, explains what the I Care & Share program is, and why new graduates should consider participating in the program and how they …

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Something Major is Happening at Vision Expo West 2016


This year, something special is going on at Vision Expo West. and partner, will have a dedicated booth and presence at Vision Expo West and we will be filming over 40 LIVE interviews with the top thought leaders in optometry. If you want to take your professional career …

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How I Got Involved In Online Publishing – Video Interview with Antonio Chirumbolo O.D.

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In this video interview, filmed at Vision Expo East, Dr. Antonio Chirumbolo, talks about online publishing and how he got involved in NewGradOptometry, and how you can get involved as well.  Dr. Chirumbolo reveals how getting involved can: Introduce you to key industry leaders Broaden your professional network Provide you with transferable skills and …

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A Newcomer’s View of Vision Expo West 2016


I’m a former stuffy corporate lawyer who thinks the way to fit in with the Vision Expo West 2016 crowd is to offer cheesy eyecare metaphors. My first insight into the wide view of eyecare came into focus at Vision Expo East in NYC this past April. And wow, what …

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Advocacy for the New Grad…and Beyond!


We are in an election year…can you tell? As most of you, I have been inundated with telemarketers and TV/radio promos over the past 6 months, all touting the auspices of one candidate over the other. It really can be a little overwhelming and to be honest, somewhat irritating. Still, …

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Energeyes Association National Meeting 2016

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  I had the opportunity to travel to the 2015 Energeyes National Meeting all-expenses-paid as the winner of last year’s student and new grad essay contest, and it was a tremendous trip that I think everyone should try to experience. Attending the Energeyes meeting gave me the opportunity to network …

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