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Educational Opportunities

Travel grants, residency forums, fellowships and resources for you

AOSA elects new officers

At the American Optometric Student Association Board of Trustees meeting just concluded in Dallas, four officers representing the Association’s Executive Council were elected: Devin Sasser, a third-year student at University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, was elected president of the 6,400-member association.  Sasser’s hometown is Dallas, TX, and he holds a biology degree from Xavier

Tap Into the Power of Allergan’s OPTOMETRY JUMPSTART™

A new graduate entering practice knows attracting patients is imperative.  However, getting on the radar of your industry partners is also important for a fresh-out-of-school OD. Sales reps often provide samples and educational materials, as well as, information on the latest clinical studies – ensuring a smoother transition while helping new grad remains sharp. Allergan’s

Win a Trip to International Vision Expo East or West in 2014!

Don’t miss your chance to apply to win a Student Travel Grant to Vision Expo East (March 27-30) or Vision Expo West (September 17-20) in 2014. For more details, visit The deadline to enter is Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Optometry Students benefit from many programs available at International Vision Expo East: FREE Exhibit Hall Registration ($75

Q&A with the AOA Vision Rehabilitation Section

Meet three members of the AOA Vision Rehabilitation Section: Despite having unique stories to share, their different paths lead them to a common road: optometric rehabilitation. These inspiring doctors answer the questions: How did you get interested in optometric rehabilitation?  What is your mode of practice? Why should students get into optometric rehabilitation? How did

Oklahoma City, OK, May 28, 2013--Jennifer Allen, right, a volunteer with Vision Souce, helps local resident Isabella Mendoza, find a pair of glasses after an eye exam. Residents impacted by the recent tornado who need eye care are urged to come to Graceway Baptist Church for a free exam and glasses or contacts. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Optometry Strong

As communities in Illinois struggle to recover from devastating storms, Jordyn Barnwell’s account of the May tornado in Oklahoma offers hope for resiliency and recovery. Our hearts go out to all affected by the disaster. Monday, May 20, 2013, was just another day to most, but to the residents of Moore, Oklahoma it was a