The Optometric Oath: Keeping Optometry in Focus

This month is my 30th anniversary of becoming an optometrist! The optometric oath that we pledge at graduation is still something I believe with all my heart. I’ve always been particularly fond of the line “I WILL do my utmost to serve my community, my country and humankind as a citizen as well as a…

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Pressure That Comes with Being an Optometrist

The job of an optometrist is usually considered to be easy and one with very low levels of stress. While that assumption is true to a large extent, some stressors can make the job pressurizing. Although what an optometrist does is relatively simple, the job’s nature becomes monotonous, making it a challenging task. Below are…

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Overcoming some Challenges in Corporate Optometry

You get to enjoy many perks as a corporate OD. A steady paycheck, insight into the business processes, already established patients, just to name a few. But the field of corporate optometry comes with its own set of challenges. You may already know about the limited space provided to corporate ODs for their practice. It…

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4 Tips for Refracting at Lightning Speed

Plenty of optometrist physicians’ work revolves around treating people’s eyes using a refractor. A refractor is an effective tool to determine what’s wrong with someone’s eyes and to what extent. Refractors seem big and scary, often intimidating patients to get their eyes checked. This is why you need to ensure you make your patients as…

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Why Some Corporate Locations might have higher Turn Over.

One of the major concerns for employers is their associate ODs transfer or exit. All associate ODs hired seem to leave after a while for a couple of reasons. This certainly isn’t very well for the business, as the outflow of associate optometrists can cause patients to turn away too. Every associate optometrist has reasons…

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The future of Optometry will include Telemedicine.

virtual appointment with a doctor

You might think the practice of tele-optometry has been necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. That because everything is going down the virtual route, it only makes sense for some aspects of the healthcare industry to follow suit. The truth is, tele-optometry has been around since retinal imaging was taken at the VA almost 20 years…

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How to Build Racial Equity at Work

Multiracial coworkers discussing a project

Optometry is an important niche in healthcare where professionals are responsible for finding solutions to bad eyesight and diagnosing eye diseases. As in all other industries, racial equity at work is vital in the field of optometry. The effort to end structural and systemic racism should be led from the top and permeate to all…

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