CooperVision’s Student Ambassador Experience

Posted by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Apr 9, 2018 2:45:14 PM

Company Name: CooperVision

Company Description: CooperVision's dedication to prescription contact lens design, materials and manufacturing excellence enhances the wearing experience of contact lens patients the world over. CooperVision concentrates on all day wearing comfort in the widest variety of lens designs, materials and wearing options.

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Retina Focus: How Do You Know if Treatment is Working?

Posted by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Apr 3, 2018 10:10:13 AM

Company Name: Diopsys Inc.

Company Description: As the world leader in modern visual electrophysiology, Diopsys, Inc. has done more than any other company to advance the use of electroretinography (ERG) and visual evoked potential (VEP) in the eye care practice. The company’s unique, patented technology provides eye care professionals with objective, functional information about the health of the vision system to aid in the early detection of vision disorders, and post-treatment tracking for enhanced patient management.

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A Visit to Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University - Education Strengthens our Ability to Serve our Customers

Posted by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Mar 19, 2018 2:46:47 PM

Company Name: Volk Optical

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Top 10 FAQs for Opening a New Optometry Practice

Posted by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Feb 27, 2018 12:42:44 PM

Company Name: Rev360

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Optometrists: Changing Lives on the Daily - Part II

Posted by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Feb 12, 2018 11:22:57 AM

Interest in a health professions career such as optometry can spring from a variety of motivations, but a desire to help people is a common inspiration. Sight is such a precious human sense, the care optometrists provide is of immense value to the patients they serve. As shown in the international Barometer of Global Eye Health survey, most people would rather lose a limb or 10 years of their life than lose their vision. The care optometrists provide can be life-changing, and the following stories are just a few examples of how. The stories highlight some of the many different areas in which optometrists can specialize, the expertise available at private practices as well as in the eyecare centers of schools and colleges of optometry, and the dedication optometrists apply to delivering the solutions their patients need.

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Doctors of Optometry: Changing Lives on the Daily - Part 1

Posted by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Jan 9, 2018 11:51:54 AM

Interest in a health professions career such as optometry can spring from a variety of motivations, but a desire to help people is a common inspiration. Sight is such a precious human sense, the care optometrists provide is of immense value to the patients they serve. As shown in the international Barometer of Global Eye Health survey, most people would rather lose a limb or 10 years of their life than lose their vision. The care optometrists provide can be life-changing, and the following stories are just a few examples of how. The stories highlight some of the many different areas in which optometrists can specialize, the expertise available at private practices as well as in the eyecare centers of schools and colleges of optometry, and the dedication optometrists apply to delivering the solutions their patients need.

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Starting from the Ground UP - A Guide to Opening a New Optometry Practice

Posted by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Nov 14, 2017 2:43:13 PM

Company Name: Rev360

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Pursuing Optometry? Health Professions Scholarship Fund Can Help!

Posted by Courtney Park, US Navy Ensign

Sep 26, 2017 10:12:17 AM

Courtney Park, U.S. Navy Ensign, Health Professions Scholarship Recipient for Optometry Class of 2021

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Is .edu For You?

Posted by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Sep 5, 2017 2:05:08 PM

If this isn’t your first time reading ASCO’s Eye on Optometry blog, you know about the variety and versatility a career in optometry has to offer. The list of potential positions and practice settings is quite long. In just one of the possible settings, academia, which is the focus of this post, a future optometrist has multiple roles to aspire to. For example, faculty members at schools and colleges of optometry include basic science and clinical science professors or instructors. Optometrists teaching in any of these positions may also conduct research or supervise optometry students or residents as they see patients as part of their Doctor of Optometry degree program or residency. Some optometrists work part-time as clinical faculty members while working in another practice setting outside academia. Optometrists may also teach in departments of ophthalmology at medical schools or work with departments of ophthalmology in a hospital setting. In addition, some U.S. Veterans Health Administration hospitals are affiliated with academic institutions, which allows optometrists who are employed there to maintain faculty appointments. Leadership roles, which are often part of a school, college or university administration, are also available to optometrists in academia. Types of positions in this category include Dean of Students, Director of Admissions, Vice President for Student, Alumni and College Development, Vice President for Research, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Director of Internship Programs. 

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Pre-Optometry Clubs with Brighter Visions: Helping their Campus & Community One Day at a Time

Posted by Amanda Howarth

Aug 3, 2017 11:14:02 AM

Pre-Optometry Clubs are an excellent way for prospective optometry students to learn more about the optometry field and develop their interests. Pre-Optometry clubs can help undergraduate students in their application processes as well as help them gain mentors who share their same passions. Often, Pre-Optometry clubs can provide opportunities for students to make lasting impacts on their campus, in their local communities, or in communities around the globe. Senior Jackie Nguyen of University of California San Diego (UCSD) and sophomore Bibi Barase of San Diego State University (SDSU) shared with ASCO how their clubs are making a difference in their communities. 

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About Eye on Optometry

Welcome to Eye on Optometry, a new blog from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)! The main goal of the blog is to provide timely and useful information to anyone who is interested in applying to optometry school. It’s all part of one of ASCO’s many strategic objectives, which is to help the schools and colleges of optometry develop a large, diverse and highly qualified national applicant pool while getting the word out about the attractiveness of a career in the profession.  We will also blog about other optometry-related topics from time to time.

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