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National Vision now interviewing 2017 grads!

Full, Part time, and lease opportunities are available with NATIONAL VISION, INC and their affiliated offices. Located in 44 states, plus DC and Puerto Rico. One of the largest and the fastest growing Doctor of Optometry networks in the US. NVI is a doctor and patient-centric practice that provides comprehensive primary eye care. We eliminate

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Essilor announces two summer 2017 internships

Two summer internship opportunities are now available for students at Essilor of America.  One seeks a 2017 graduate and the other a student who has just completed his or her first year.  Both are exciting opportunities to do meaningful work at a global leader in the ophthalmic industry.  The position includes competitive pay and the

Register now for Optometry’s Meeting®, June 21-25, 2017!

Register now for Optometry’s Meeting®, June 21-25, 2017! Here are the top four reasons you’ll want to join us in Washington, D.C., at Optometry’s Meeting and AOA+: → LEARN NEW THINGS: Reap the benefits of the same educational program doctors of optometry pay hundreds to get. Optometry’s Meeting offers 180+ hours of education available to

Get Hands-On at Ocular Surface Disease Workshop

The Heart of America Contact Lens Society will be offering an Ocular Surface Disease Workshop to train students on how to diagnose and treat patients with OSD. During this hands-on OSD Workshop, students will work with real patients with active signs and symptoms of ocular surface disease and discuss state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for

Flash sale on clinical iBooks this weekend

Ridgevue Publishing has created a range of iBooks just for optometry students. These offer AOSA members a cheaper alternative to the traditional textbook. iBooks are a much more interactive medium, and nearly all have embedded video or animation. This video showcases some of their features. These iBooks are usually $30 to $40 but this weekend only, January 14 and 15, all

AOSA elects 2017-18 officers

SAN DIEGO –   Andy Mackner has been elected the 50th president of the American Optometric Student Association. A third-year optometry student at Pacific University College of Optometry, Mackner chairs AOSA’s Advocacy Committee.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Concordia College and calls Pelican Rapids, MN, home. Other officers elected Jan. 7 are: Vice

The AOSA, NOSA and Luxottica team up to send 25 OD students to Africa to help the world see with OneSight!

  From Erick Henderson, AOSA President:    I am extremely excited to announce a new partnership with Luxottica, a global leader in eyewear and eye care, and OneSight, a leading global non-profit organization. Many optometry students have a yearning passion to utilize their newly learned skills to help the world see. Knowing this, the American Optometric Student Association

Scholarship Rewards Strong Social Media Skills

    What makes a conversation memorable? When you enter practice, how will you ensure that your patients retain your critical messages? How creative can you be when explaining a difficult eye condition or disease? Apply now to be considered for one of two $5,000 Memorable Conversations Scholarships Eligibility Applicants must meet the following criteria

African mission for 25 OD students opens soon!

The AOSA, NOSA and Luxottica team up to send 25 OD students to Africa to help the world see with OneSight!  “I am extremely excited to announce a new partnership with Luxottica, a global leader in eyewear and eye care, and OneSight, a leading global non-profit organization,” said Erick Henderson, AOSA president.  “Many optometry students have