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Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Marsha Benshir, a leader in neuro-optometric rehabilitation and development. She told me something I will never forget: “Vision is…

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CAP is Where it’s at!

In my previous post, I talked about my favorite place at ICO- the Eyepod, where we get to practice new skills. What makes all of this…

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See you at the Eyepod

The Eyepod at ICO is my favorite place! It is where we get to practice every day for many hours. At the Eyepod, we apply what…

Optometry student tries vision therapy via Virtual Reality program at OEP Great Lakes Congress, learning, education, vision therapy, vision science

What is OEP?

OEP, or Optometry Extension Program, is an internationally-recognized optometry group that works to enhance the visual process and clinical care. One of the biggest aspects of…

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Rising from Non-Optometry Roots

For some students, optometry is in their blood. Their parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles are optometrists, and they are following in their footsteps. For others, becoming…