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Connecticut accepting scholarship applications

The Connecticut Association of Optometrists is now accepting scholarship applications for the three scholarships administered by the Association.  Students must be a current resident of Connecticut in order to qualify.  Applications must be received by July 31, 2016.  To apply … Continue reading

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Advocacy: Protecting your ability to practice

Remember that time when our profession lost the ability to practice at the level that we are taught in school? Me neither. This is all thanks to the advocates who fight for optometry on a daily basis. Some of us … Continue reading

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300 Students Represent Optometry on Capitol Hill

Advocates for optometry took a united message directly to Capitol Hill and federal agency officials April 19 — that AOA doctors and AOSA/AOA-member students will do whatever it takes to better safeguard patient health and ensure that millions more Americans … Continue reading

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Carrying on the Family Legacy

The University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry has undergone some major changes within the last few years. When the first class graduated in 1984, there were only 32 students, and that number has been steadily growing ever since. In … Continue reading

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Optometrists Around the World: A Look Through Their Eyes

To write this article, I thought I would get information from the people that know best: real-life optometrists from around the world. Join me on my journey with them; our first stop is Jena, Germany! GERMANY Hendrik Walther: “Craftsmanship & … Continue reading

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Protect Your Peepers!

During my first semester of optometry school, I eagerly volunteered to be a contact lens patient for a fourth-year student. I happily went in for my first free fitting (I should have known something was amiss right then) only to … Continue reading

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Optometry’s Meeting 2015

The beautiful city of Seattle was home for the 2015 Optometry’s Meeting. The week was full of continuing education programs, networking opportunities, social events and entertainment, and even an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. Optometrists and students from … Continue reading

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AOSA’s Pre-Optometry membership tops 100

In less than one year, AOSA’s Pre-Optometry membership has topped 100 students.  When you join, you receive a copy of Foresight, membership certificate and membership card, AOSA lapel pin and an additional gift.  And, if you are in a Pre-Optometry … Continue reading

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Catch the Fall Issue of Foresight now

In the largest issue yet of AOSA’s flagship magazine, student leaders report from all the schools and colleges, we outline the roles of partner organizations throughout the profession, highlight the importance of membership and look at some of the benefits … Continue reading

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Students showcase leadership at 45th Annual AOSA Meeting/Optometry’s Meeting

SEATTLE — Student leaders of the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) at Optometry’s Meeting® June 24-28 added a representative to the American Board of Optometry and approved strong language in support of the American Optometric Association and the state AOA … Continue reading

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