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Life as a New Optometrist – Canada Edition


I’m here to tell you about what it takes to start practicing as an optometrist in Canada after getting your education at an optometry school in the US. I, like many of my colleagues, obtained my optometry degree at a US institution and made the decision to travel back home to …

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Allergan Optometry Jumpstart Program New Grad Video

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At the 2014 Vision Expo West, we had a chance to spend some quality time with the folks over at Allergan and the Allergan Optometry Jumpstart Team. What an awesome group of people who work everyday with optometry in mind. Dave Gibson and Carey Reynolds, just to name a few, are …

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Life as a New Optometrist – Antonio Chirumbolo O.D.

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Antonio Chirumbolo attended the SUNY College of Optometry and returned to his hometown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to practice shortly after graduating. He now works in a large private practice setting providing care to his local community. In addition to patient care, Antonio possesses a marked interest in the optometric industry. While …

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Advice for Buying Your First Car After Optometry School

The Ultimate Advice For Buying a Car You WON'T Regret

ou’ve heard it a thousand times,  “After graduation, live like a student and DON’T buy a car!” While this is great advice, it’s not always realistic. Many of us survived 8+ years of college with the same car we drove in high school! To avoid a Tommy Boy style breakdown, an upgrade is often inevitable. My beloved Grand …

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Life as a New Optometrist – Ryan Corte O.D.

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Ryan Corte attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry and graduated in 2012. He completed an Optometric Residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2013. He currently splits time between Modern Eye Care and Premier Family Eye Care in metropolitan Charlotte, NC. Ryan …

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Life as a New Optometrist – Courtney Dryer O.D.

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Courtney Dryer is a 2011 graduate of SCO. She opened 4 Eyes Optometry cold in her hometown of Charlotte, NC in February of 2013. She enjoys DIY projects, marathoning TV shows, and traveling in her free time. The Bucket List Before Your First Day of Practice My pre-practice bucket list …

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The Ultimate Guide to Optometry Clinical Analogies

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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.

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Matt Geller is currently an optometrist at Complete Family Vision Care in San Diego, California. He is also the Founder & President of and Founder of Matt created to give new graduates the opportunity to use their talent and creativity to change optometry for the better. Matt does all of the team building, graphic design, …

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6 Things Not to Forget When Moving to a New City

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As new grads, the future is equal parts exciting and terrifying. A good percentage of the Class of 2014 are jumping into their optometry careers and joining an existing practice, starting cold, or pursuing a residency this year. Regardless, while the paperwork gets filed and licenses get mailed, we have …

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