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Perfecting Refraction

Perfecting Refraction

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Blogs | 0 comments


When spring quarter had begun and course syllabi were delivered to our mailboxes, I became aware that by the end of our first year, we’d all learn to complete a patient refraction and be able to write prescriptions for refractive error. In a typical visit to an optometrist, determining a patient’s prescription through refraction is half of the exam and what most people think an eye appointment entails. The phoropter had always stood atop the pedestal of optical instruments as a device I dreamed of working. Now, with just weeks left in this school year, I’m close to knowing the ins and outs of a phoropter like the back of my hand.

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Eyeball: A Guy’s Perspective

Eyeball: A Guy’s Perspective

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Blogs | 2 comments

If you’ve been keeping up with the recent blog posts, you’ve read about how Jenn and Fatima were preparing for Eye Ball. For the women out there, those posts were full of helpful hints and lovely pictures of dresses and accessories. For the guys out there, it was an unprecedented look into the female mind showing just how much effort goes into looking fabulous. Now how about an examination of the event from a guy’s perspective?

We all knew about the event for months, we’d selected our dinner entrees weeks in advance, and people have been buzzing about outfits since I found out I was accepted. So what did that mean for my close group of guy friends? The week of the event, it was go time. We’d waited until the last possible moment, something I have a knack for, and had to throw something together that actually looked presentable. One proactive roommate bought a polka dot shirt online a week or two before and another friend bought a new suit the morning of the event (apparently his old one was sporting a few holes), but for the most part it was time to raid the closet.

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