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
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
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
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! 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
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