The Ohio State Board of Optometry makes licensure a relatively simple process. To apply for an optometry license in the state of Ohio, the applicant must be a graduate from an accredited college of optometry. Applicants can also apply for licensure prior to graduation during their fourth year of optometry school. In order to obtain
It was spring semester of my first year of optometry school when I started to develop headaches after a few hours of studying. At first I attributed it to lack of sleep or dehydration, but when I couldn’t bear to look at my computer after only two hours, I began to suspect something else was
On April 6, the AOSA Board of Trustees voted and approved to allocate $100,000 to the AOA to support student travel to AOA+ in Washington, D.C. “The AOSA is proud to support this landmark initiative that will undoubtedly be beneficial to students in their professional development, ” said AOSA President Andy Mackner, of Pacific
Your photo representing the itching, burning and discomfort of dry eye — literal or abstract — can win you a $200 travel grant to Optometry’s Meeting. Allergan is offering 97 of the travel grants to Washington, DC, this summer, along with three larger grants to the top three photos. Photos will be judged by the
Your photographic talents are in high demand. The AOSA is proud to partner with HOYA for the Seventh Annual AOSA Photo Contest. Winners get one of three iPads, a chance to see their photo on the cover of Foresight magazine and on our website, and every entrant gets the chance to show the world what
Dear Colleagues, Like many of you, I chose optometry because it is about so much more than refractions. It is about primary care through the entirety of a patient’s life. It is about being an active member in a community as well as in a profession, constantly striving to enhance the surrounding community and industry.
The Spring 2017 edition of Foresight magazine — one of AOSA’s largest ever — covers all aspects of optometry from a student’s eye view. Advocating for the profession, choosing a residency or career path, honing your personal skill set or visiting Oakley HQ, the student leaders of the AOSA give you their perspective. Look for
Looking for a great way to spend a Saturday night? Popstar Andy Grammer headlines ‘A Celebration of Optometry’ at Optometry’s Meeting® 2017 in Washington, D.C., June 21-25. Come and let your hair down at optometry’s premiere meeting. Celebration sponsored by HOYA. optometrysmeeting.org/conference-highlights From his official bio at AndyGrammer.com: It is a tale now well told about
Call for Abstracts: The World Council of Optometry, Asia Pacific Council of Optometry and India Vision Institute present the 2nd World Congress of Optometry in Hyderabad, Indai from 11-13 September 2017. The theme of the meeting, “Accessible, Quality Vision and Eye Health” was chosen to complement the WHO Global Action Plan – Universal Eye Health.
Luxottica and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) have partnered to provide Optometry students the opportunity of a lifetime. Lack of access to vision care and glasses is a global health issue affecting 1 in 7 people worldwide. This spring, 25 select Optometry students will travel to Tanzania to experience the global vision crisis firsthand