Antonio Chirumbolo, OD
Antonio Chirumbolo, OD is the Director of Client Services at CovalentCreative. He completed his optometry degree at the SUNY College of Optometry in 2013. Antonio is passionate about digital media, marketing, and advertising and in his free time still practices optometry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A Complete Guide On How To Get Your Optometry License In All 50 States
States have varying optometry licensing procedures, use this guide to learn how to get an optometry license to practice in your state.
The Ultimate Guide to Continuing Education For Optometrists
Review continuing education for optometrists with a state-specific list of requirements, where to get credits, and how much it costs.
The Ultimate Guide to Assessing Eyelid Ptosis
By properly identifying and diagnosing blepharoptosis, you will be able to make a noticeable difference for your patients suffering from this potential visual field impairment.
The Ultimate Guide to Non-Clinical Optometry Careers
Many non-clinical careers for optometrists exist. Here are some of the most common non-clinical paths and advice on how to get those jobs.
Best Optometry Websites of 2022
A list of helpful optometry websites for new optometry graduates encompassing practice building, clinical knowledge, contact lens fitting, prescribing, and obtaining samples.
Amazing Cases Managed by Optometrists in National Vision Locations
Optometrists get to do incredible things. Here are 4 cases managed by doctors practicing at offices in the National Vision Doctor of Optometry network that potentially saved lives.
5 Reasons Why I Wouldn't Purchase Warby Parker Glasses
Warby Parker can be a great resource for certain consumers—but not everyone. These are five reasons why I would not purchase glasses from Warby Parker.
Why More Optometrists are Choosing Independent Practices with EssilorLuxottica
More optometrists are choosing to sublease—here's why it can be your best career move yet.
The State of Corporate Optometry Report
In this report, you’ll see how salaries, practice settings, and job outlooks differ between corporate and private optometry practices.
Everything You Need to Know About EssilorLuxottica 360
EssilorLuxottica 360 is designed exclusively for independent eyecare professionals to help practices increase revenue and consumer traffic, and enhance the patient experience.
Why New Grad ODs Should Consider MyEyeDr.
When looking for your first position, many new ODs want a home where you can sharpen your clinical skills, earn a great living, and discover opportunities for career growth. One great place to look for all three? MyEyeDr.
Report on the State of Optometry Electronic Health Records in 2020
We surveyed 619 optometrists and practice owners to discover the most important qualities, frustrations, and uses of EHRs in optometry practices. Download the free report!
The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Costco Sublease
A Costco sublease is a great opportunity for an OD looking to grow their business and clinical skills. Here’s how to get started!
Illustrated Optometry Study Guides—Free Download
These gorgeous hand-drawn guides will add flair to your study session or optometry office!
All Things Glaucoma with OCT - Webinar
Ready to learn about glaucoma? Check out this webinar with Murray Fingeret, OD and Michael Chaglasian, OD!
Glaucoma Awareness Week 2020: 5 Tips for Optometrists Managing Glaucoma
Optometrists play an increasingly critical role in the treatment and management of glaucoma. This Glaucoma Awareness Week, check out our 5 tips for managing glaucoma, and join the giveaway!
Adding Concussion Care To Your Optometry Practice
We sat down with concussion specialist Dr. Alexandra Talaber, OD to discuss the visual symptoms of concussions, and what optometrists should do.
Optometry Practice Ownership: Opening Cold, Warm, and Everything In Between
Take a look at what these panelists have to say about everything from cold starts to warm starts, to becoming a million-dollar practice.
Downloadable Optometry Clinical Cheat Sheets!
We’ve updated our optometry clinical cheat sheets! Download the series for easy reference to conversion tables, medication guides, and more.
Optometry Brew and Bowl at Vision Expo East 2020—RSVP Now
EssilorLuxottica Independent Practice Owners Share Their Success Stories
Three practice owners talk about their career journeys and how they found their niche as Luxottica Independent Practice Owners.
Goal Setting and Growth In Optometry
Our field is constantly growing and changing. As optometrists, it's up to us to make sure that we grow along with our profession.
The Ultimate Guide to Eyecare Metrics by EDGEPro and GPN
EDGEPro is extremely powerful; its reports and benchmarks are its sexiest features. People like features and they like visualizing them. In this article, we will break down the most important reports that EDGEPro can generate.
Treatment for Advanced Dry Eye Syndrome
Anxiety and stress are both major contributors to dry eye. Learn about the psychology behind these patients, as well as holistic treatments for dry eye.
Now's the time to get involved! In countries such as Vietnam, optometrists aren't practicing preventative care, and that means that many people are reaching late stages of eye disease before getting help.
Top 3 Lenses For Computer Eye Strain
What lenses should you be recommending to patients who suffer from computer eye strain?
3 Qualities of the Best Optometry EHRs
The best optometry EHRs are built upon a backbone consisting of three core things: a focus on eyecare, commitment to technology, and customer support.
Patient Noncompliance: Why It Happens and What You Can Do As an Optometrist
It's beyond frustrating when, no matter how great your treatments are, your patients just won't stick to them. A medication is only as good as its use, after all. What are some of the underlying factors behind noncompliance and what can YOU do to prevent it?
Dry Eye Before and After Cataract Surgery
Navigating the Costs of Contact Lenses
Here are some tips for navigating the costs of contact lenses including how to educate patients on the differences between dailies and reusable lenses.
Contact Lens Fitting Strategies For New Contact Lens Wearers
Dr. Kate Gettinger discusses contact lens fitting strategies for new contact lens wearers including how to best select a lens for each individual patient.
Contact Lens Solution Options and Considerations
Dr. Andrew Fischer discusses the importance of contact lens solutions and important things to consider when it comes to optimal experiences with contacts.
Everything You Need To Know About Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™ Lenses
Dr. Jennifer Chinn talks Transitions Signature GEN 8 Lenses including everything you need to know about the latest in photochromic technology.
Optometry School Is Changing
Emilie Seitz gives us an inside look at what optometry school is like now, including how it has changed and evolved over the years.
Who Should Wear Daily Contact Lenses and Why
Dr. Gettinger discusses who should wear daily contact lenses and why in this video interview along with troubleshooting some common issues.
Graduating From Optometry School and Starting Your Optometry Career
Devon Kennedy discusses graduating from optometry school and those critical things needed in order to kickstart your career.
What It's Like Working at LasikPlus as an Optometrist
Considering working in a refractive surgery center? This article will give readers an inside look at what it is like practicing for LasikPlus along with the career growth opportunities facilitated by this environment.
What ODs Should Know About Intraocular Lenses and Cataract Surgery Referrals
Dr. Emily Evans discusses intraocular lenses and cataract surgery referrals and what optometrists need to know in order to be successful.
The Ultimate Guide to Optometry Billing and Coding
We’ve put together this massive optometry billing and coding guide and cheat sheet for optometrists just starting out or for experienced ODs who want a thorough refresher.
Reasons To Recommend the Best Progressive Lenses to Patients
Prescribing the best progressive lenses should always be a top priority for eye care professionals. Here are some reasons why!
Live Talks and Panels at Vision Expo West 2019
NewGradOptometry and CovalentCareers will be hosting live planels and talks at Vision Expo West 2019. Here is what you need to know!
Two-Week Contact Lenses and When To Use Them
Dr. Kate Gettinger discusses two-week contact lenses and when she typically will call upon this modality of wear.
Wage Gap In Healthcare and Optometry
Dr. Rachel Simpson, co-host of the podcast Lunch Date with Rachel and Kate, discusses the gender wage gap in optometry in this video interview.
Non-Patient Care Jobs In Optometry
Dr. Matt Geller discusses the different types of non-patient care jobs in optometry, including what opportunities exist and how to find them.
Reusable Contact Lens Options and Troubleshooting Dryness
Dr. Andrew Fischer discusses types of reusable contact lens options if daily disposables are not an option and some things to consider.
Guide to Vision Expo West 2019
Vision Expo West 2019 is fast approaching. Here's what you need to know about what is on tap for the event and how to make the most of your trip!
The Optometric Industry - The Role of the Optometrist
Optometrists play a large role in the optometric industry, both at the level of patient care, but also at the level of indsutry companies who influence it.
Clinical Pearls From National Vision’s 2019 Continuing Education Symposium
This year's National Vision Optometry Continuing Education Symposium was the biggest yet. Learn about the event and some key takeaways from it.
Managing An Optical Made Easy With RevolutionEHR
RevolutionEHR features many tools and resources that makes managing an optical easy from tracking inventory, to data analysis and instant order processing.
Ophthalmic Digital Summit 2019
ZEISS is hosting the 2019 opthalmic digital summit. Here's what to expect at this year's show including the educational courses.
Ultimate Guide to Optometry Licensure by Reciprocity
This is a complete guide on how to get your license via reciprocity in order to practice optometry in every state. Every state has different requirements.
Dr. Arian Fartash Talks How To Start a Frame Line
Dr. Arian Fartash talks developing sunglasses for kids, and how she went about starting her own frame line in this YouTube Live!
My 5 Favorite Contact Lenses for 2019
Here are the best contact lenses (in my professional opinion) broken down by category that I prescribe most often to my patients.
Catching Up With The #DifferenceMakers Eyecare Mission Trip
Dr. Will Tantum shares his experience as a #DifferenceMaker as he returns from the medical eyecare mission trip to Southeast Asia.
Here's What It Is Like to Be an Optician at BJ's Optical
In this article, we highlight what it's like to be an optician at BJ's Optical—from onboarding and training to employee perks and insight into an average workday.
How to Become an Eyemed Provider
Here is a brief checklist highlighting how optometrists can join Eyemed as a provider to begin seeing patients.
How To Become a Contact Lens Specialist
There are many specialties in optometry. Finding one that aligns with your passion is something that can create a rewarding career.
OCTaVIA: Your Pocket OCT Visual Reference
OCTaVIA is gives ODs lightning fast insight into OCT results with quick reference materials for a wide array of ocular disease.
How RevolutionEHR Helps Eye Care Practices Stay Competitive In Their Optical
In an effort to help eye care practices stay competitive in their optical, Rev360 developed twelve84, an eyewear service for RevolutionEHR users.
Optometrists and Surgical Care and Co-Management
Dr. T'Sani Watson discusses surgical care and co-management in this video interview and how ODs can facilitate the best experiences for patients.
Ocular Surface Disease and Other Causes of Blurry Vision
Dr. Suzanne LaKamp discusses causes of poor vision in the absence of obvious ocular disease in otherwise healthy patients.
Optometry and Medical Mission Trips
Optometrists have a great role to play in medical mission trips. Dr. Hannah Cho discusses how ODs can identify opportunities to get invovled.
Patient Communication Tips for Optometrists
In this video interview, Dr. Mario di Cosmo shares patient communication tips for optometrists. This is a critical skill that needs practiced.
Orthokeratology Contact Lenses for Myopia Control
It is known that we can leverage orthokeratology contact lenses for myopia control. Learn more about this method of treatment in this video.
New Optometry Law To Impact California ODs
A new optometry law sponsored by the State Board of Optometry recently went into effect that impacts California optometrists, private practice owners.
Working In Corporate Optometry Right After Graduation
In this article, Dr. Nicole Simon shares her experience working in corporate optometry right after graduating from optometry school.
Getting Comfortable With Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses have undergone much advancement over the years; however, still present a challenge when it comes to fitting them in patients.
Artificial Intelligence in Eye Care
As artificial intelligence in eye care begins to become more prominent, it is up to eye care professionals to implement it into practice.
The Benefits of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
Eye doctors are well aware of the benefits of daily disposable contact lenses, but are patients? Here's what you should be communicating to patients.
Check Out This New Upgrade For CIRRUS HD-OCT
A new upgrade for the CIRRUS HD-OCT just gave the workhorse of many practices even more utility in the treatment and management of ocular disease.
What You Need to Know About Selling and Buying Optometry Practices
We hosted a YouTube Live!
YouTube Live: Glancing Back at 2018 FDA Approvals In Eyecare
On Sunday, March 3, at 5PM PST, we'll be hosting a YouTube Live with Jackie Garlich of 20/20 Glance recapping all the FDA approvals in eyecare in 2018!
Why You Should Choose RevolutionEHR for Your Optometry Practice
There are many electronic health records to choose from. Here are the major highlights of RevolutionEHR and why it works so well in our optometry practice.
Guide To Vision Expo East 2019
Vision Expo East 2019 is right around the corner. Here's a summary of what to expect and why you should attend one of the biggest conferences of the year!
Guide to NBEO Optometry Boards Part I - YouTube Live
In this YouTube Live, we discuss the NBEO Optometry Boards Part I and reveal study tips, resources, and how to best prepare!
Growing Your Optometry Practice with Essilor Experts™
Essilor Experts is a great way new and established optometry practices can grow their businesses and patient base. Here's what you need to know.
Preventable Blindness and Global Optometry
Preventable blindness is a global issue, caused by a massive lack of resources and access to care. Here's how optometrists can help.
What's Being a EssilorLuxottica Independent Optometrist Practice Owner Like?
In this article, 4 ODs share their experience as Luxottica independent optometrist practice owners working in various corporate brands.
3D Eye - Try and Fuse These Retinal Images
In this article, we test your vergence by asking you to try and fuse some retinal images. This is similar to the magic eye tests patients might talk about.
Concussions and Eye Problems
There has been ample research on concussion and eye problems, and it is up to optometrists and ECPs to tackle this increasingly prevalent condition.
Optometry Employee or Independent Contractor
It can be difficult to understand if you are dealing with an optometry employee or independent contractor, but understanding the difference is vital.
The Importance of Advocacy In Optometry
Advocacy in optometry is critical. In this video, Dr. Erick Henderson discusses why advocacy is so important and how ODs can take an active role.
Top 3 Diagnostic Cues for Digital Eye Strain
Dr. Jennifer Lyerly shares her top three cues for digital eye strain, and how we can do a better job at diagnosing this in our patients.
Ways Optometry Students Can Attend Optometry Conferences - Dr. Fayiz Mahgoub
In this video interview, we sat down with Dr. Fayiz Mahgoub who shares why students and ODs should attend optometry conferences.
Things I Wish I Knew In Optometry School Before I Graduated
In this video, several panelists reflect and share what they wish they knew in optometry school before graduating. Hear what they have to share!
Top Doctor Driven Dispensing Tips for Optometrists - Dr. Jennifer Lyerly
In this video interview, we sat down with Dr. Jennifer Lyerly who shares her top doctor driven dispensing tips for optometrists.
Best Optometry Practice Modality For You
In this film, we talk the best optometry practice modalities. 5 ODs practicing in different settings share their experience.
Best Ways Optometry Students Can Network With Emilie Seitz
In this video interview, we talk to Emilie Seitz, who shares her experience and tips on the best ways optometry students can network.
Opening An Optometry Practice Cold With Dr. Kristin O'Brien
In this video interview, we speak to Dr. Kristin O'Brien on opening an optometry practice cold including some major considerations one musth have.
New Graduate Optometrist Career Advice
Dr. Scott Jens, founder and CEO of Rev360 talks new graduate optometrist career advice with us at Vision Expo East. Learn what tips he has for new grads!
Incentivizing and Motivating Optometry Staff
Optometry and Entrepreneurship With Dr. Fayiz Mahgoub
In this video interview, we sit down with Dr. Fayiz Mahgoub and talk all about optometry and entrepreneurship and what that means.
Choosing the Best Optometry Externships - With Tyler Leuenberger
In this video interview, we sit down with Tyler Leuenberger to discuss how to choose the best optometry externships that will fuel your learning!
Using LipiFlow To Treat Dry Eye and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
In this video interview, Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee talks using LipiFlow to treat dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction. Learn more in this video.
Solutions for Eyestrain for Your Emmetropic Patients - Dr. Jenn Lyerly
In this video interview, Dr. Jennifer Lyerly talks solutions for eyestrain, particularly for those patients who are emmetropic.
Working in an Optometry Ophthalmology Practice With Dr. Ben Collins
Dr. Ben Collins shares his experience and discusses what it is like and what you can expect working in an optometry ophthalmology practice.
How Rev360 is Helping Optometrists Serve Their Patients
Founder and CEO of Rev360, Dr. Scott Jens talks how Rev360 is helping optometrists serve their patients better. Learn more in this video.
Top Book Recommendations for Optometrists with Dr. Fayiz Mahgoub
In this video interview, Dr. Matt Geller and Dr. Fayiz Mahgoub discuss top book recommendations for optometrists. Here's what you can use to learn.
Motivating Employees and Building the Perfect Team
What You Need to Know About Dry Eye Disease with Dr. Josh Johnston
In this video interview, we speak with Dr. Josh Johnston on what you need to know about dry eye disease, and how you can help these patients.
Optometry Practice Management Lessons
Founder and CEO of Rev360, Scott Jens, OD - talks the importance of having a support system and general optometry practice management lessons.
Fee For Service in Optometry - Interview with Dr. Bryan Rogoff
The shift from fee for service in optometry to value or outcome based models of reimbursement is on the horizon. What does that mean for optometrists?
How Rev360 Is Supporting Independent Optometry
Scott Jens, founder and CEO of Rev360 talks the importance of independent optometry and how Rev360 is working towards preserving this important modality.
Optometry Students and Networking - Cindy Shan Talks Exiting Comfort Zones
When it comes to optometry students and networking, success oftentimes requires exiting your comfort zone. Here's how to go about it!
Using Optometry Data to Make Practice Decisions
Dr. Scott Jens, founder and CEO or Rev360 talks how optometrists can use data to make important practice management decisions.
ZEISS Humphrey Field Analyzer New Features
ZEISS released an important update for their Humphrey Field Analyzer 3 (HFA3). Here is what you need to know about the new capabilities.
How Optometrists Can Use Instagram Marketing
We sat down with Emilie Seitz at Vision Expo East to discuss how optometrists can use Instagram marketing to build practices and presence.
How Optometrists Can Market To Millennials
In this video interview, Dr. Jennifer Lyerly talks on how optometrists can market to millennials and connect and relate to them in their practices.
Optometrist Beginner’s Guide to Managing Uveitis
We sat down with Dr. Daniel Epshtein at Vision Expo to share his protocol and thoughts when it comes to managing uveitis in patients.
How To Develop A Sports Vision Practice
We sat down with guru Dr. Keith Smithson at Vision Expo East. He shares the ins and outs of developing a sports vision practice.
New Transitions® Lenses Bring Style to the Next Level
With the New Transitions Lenses, there are more options than ever before to meet the eyecare and fashion needs of our patients.
Toric Contact Lens Prescribing Considerations and Differences in Lens Design
There can be a massive difference in success when it comes to prescribing a toric contact lens. Lenses have different designs and characteristics.
Combating Disruptive Forces in Optometry
We sat down with Dr. Aaron Lech at Vision Expo East to discuss some of the disruptive forces in optometry and how practices can compete.
Contact Lenses and Solutions for Digital Eye Strain
Dr. Jennifer Lyerly talks multifocal contact lenses and other solutions for digital eye strain in this video interview at the AOA conference.
Vision Expo West 2018 Live Panels and Films
NewGradOptometry and CovalentCareers is hosting a multitude of live talks and panels at Vision Expo West 2018. It is going to be our biggest show ever!
My Future Outlook For Optometry
We sit down with Dr. Bryan Rogoff at Vision Expo to discuss what the future outlook for optometry looks like and how we can stay up to date.
How To Build A Dry Eye Practice That Generates New Revenue
In this panel discussion, we talk how to build a dry eye practice that can generate new revenue for your eyecare practice.
Prescribing Eyewear for Millennials
We sat down with Dr. Jennifer Lyerly at AOA Optometry's Meeting and talked about how we can be effectively prescribing eyewear for millennials.
Should Optometrists Get an MBA?
There are many degrees that pair well with an OD. At VEE, we interviewed Dr. Cory Hakanen on why he chose to study for an MBA.
Dr. Donald Korb Talks Advancement of Contact Lenses
Dr. Donald Korb talks the advancement of contact lenses in this video interview hosted at SECO. He shares his discoveries in the contact lens industry.
How To Bring Specialty Contact Lenses to Your Optometry Practice
Adding specialty contacts to your practice can be easy! In this interview, we cover fitting, fees, and marketing your new services.
Harmful Blue Light - Fact, Fiction, Solutions YouTube Live
We hosted a YouTube Live with Pete Hanlin of Essilor and talked about harmful blue light including facts, fiction, and solutions surrounding this topic.
Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee Talks Digital Eyestrain and Blue Light
Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee talks digital eyestrain and blue light in this video interview from SECO. Hear what she has to say regarding these topics.
How To Get Started with Specialty Contact Lenses
Adding sclerals to your practice can be an easy way to get started offering specialty contact lenses, and can dramatically benefit your patients.
Register for Vision Expo West and Win Some AirPods
It's that time again! VEW 2018 is right around the corner. We're raffling off AirPods if you register for Vision Expo West.
YouTube Live - Average Workday of this NVI Affiliated OD
We're hosting a YouTube Live with Dr. Robert Africano on his experience as a National Vision affiliated Optometrist and what his average workday is like.
How To Get Credentialed In Optometry - YouTube Live
In this YouTube Live, we answer how to get credentialed in optometry with credentialing expert Dr. Eric Botts. We take you from start to finish!
Optometric Digital Summit 2018 Virtual Tradeshow
ZEISS is hosting Optometric Digital Summit virtual trade show this year! There's tons of great events on the agenda, and registration is 100% FREE!
How To Develop a Medical Optometry Practice
In this panel discussion hosted at Vision Expo East, we talk how to develop a medical optometry practice and what some of the beginning steps are.
Essential Blue SeriesTM lenses - What's New In Blue Light Blocking Lenses
Blue light blocking lenses have become increasingly popular among patients and consumers. Here is why and what you can offer them.
How To Effectively Manage Optometric Staff
5 Pieces of Optometric Equipment My Practice Can't Live Without
There are certain pieces of optometric equipment that practices could not operate without. Here I detail the most important equipment in my practice!
Optometry Practice Management with Rev360
Rev360 powers RevolutionEHR and strives to offer optometry practice management solutions to all its customers. Here's what they offer!
Building an Optometrist Resume
Building an optometrist resume requires a certain craft and thought process. In this live talk, we reveal some tips and strategies to do so successfully.
Thought Leaders In Medical Optometry
Medical optometry is a term we hear more and more of. Why? We hosted a one hour live panel discussion with some experts at Vision Expo who weigh in.
Sell Your Way to A More Successful Optometry Practice
In this panel discussion, we talk marketing and strategies optometrists can use to empower their opticals to create a more successful optometry practice.
Top Marketing Strategies for Optometrists
Trudi Charezn, CoFounder of Marketing4ECPs, talks top marketing strategies for optometrists and how they can utilize digital marketing in their practices.
Meeting The Challenges Of Managing Optometry Staff As A New Grad
Managing optometry staff can be challenging, especially as a new graduate OD. Here are some tips to help you along your way.
Optometry Billing, Coding, and Credentialing
Optometry billing, coding, and credentialing are all things that are essential in understanding in order to start your optometry career.
How To Effectively Grow An Optometry Practice
In this film, Linda Chous, OD talks strategies on how to effectively grow an optometry practice. There are many things you can do to stand out!
Common Optometry Practice Challenges
There are many common optometry practice challenges that exist for practice owners. In this film, Bryan Rogoff, OD sheds some light on them.
Trust and Integrity Within Your Optometry Practice
Whether you are talking about the relationship between doctors, doctors and patients, or doctors and staff, a lack of trust can destroy your practice.
Contact Lens Options and Consumer Eye Health from Johnson & Johnson Vision
The Acuvue Brand portfolio houses numerous contact lens options and consumer eye products. Here is a guide to understanding them.
Optometry Career Advice for Students
Dr. Roya Attar sheds light on optometry careers and gives optometry students great optometry career advice in this film from SECO 2018.
Handling Children and Contact Lenses
It is challenging managing children and contact lenses. There are many things to consider. Linda Chous, OD shares her top tips.
Why It Is Important To Get Involved In Optometry Beyond Just Practicing
It is critical to get involved in optometry beyond just practicing and seeing patients. Advocacy efforts, leadership and networking is critical. Here's why.
Operating the Million Dollar Optometry Practice
There are many things to consider when operating a million dollar optometry practice. In this video interview, Bryan Rogoff, OD shares his top tips.
Top Tips and Challenges from a Fourth Year Optometry Student
Fourth year optometry student, Jessica Chan, shares her top tips and challenges of making your way through optometry school in this video interview.
The Lens Butler – Embracing the Future of Contact Lens Sales
The Lens Butler is a service available to eyecare practices that aims to deliver a new patient experience and facilitate growth in your practice.
4 Mistakes To Avoid When Cramming For The NBEO Part I Exam
The NBEO Part I Exam is one of the most challenging exams you will take in optometry school. Here are a few tips in the final weeks of preparations.
Vision Expo East 2018 Live Panels and Films by NewGradOptometry & CovalentCareers
Vision Expo East 2018 promises to be a fantastic event. NGO and Covalent Careers will be there hosting some fantastic live panels and films.
Opening My Independent Optometry Practice at Target Optical
In this video interview, Dr. Anna Lam shares her experience opening an independent practice in a Target Optical. Learn if this is a good choice for you!
My Favorite RevolutionEHR Features
There are some top RevolutionEHR features that make it a powerful system not only for patient data collection, but as a tool to manage your practice.
Medical Optometry Practice – Understanding Billing and Coding
Starting a medical optometry practice begins with understanding how to bill and code. Here is what you need to know to get started.
Staying Independent in Optometry During Consolidation
Navigating the Role of Vision Plans in Your Optometry Practice
One decision you will have to face as a practice owner is what vision insurance plans to accept. Here are some things to consider.
My 5 Favorite Contact Lenses for 2018
Here are the best contact lenses that I utilized in my practice in 2017. Learn about what's new and what is meeting the needs of my patients.
How Changing Technology Impacts How We Deliver Eyecare
With the introduction of new disruptive technologies technology is playing a massive role in the way we deliver eyecare more than ever before.
Crush Your Competition In Optometry
In the face of countless competitors, we need to be doing things differently in order to power our practices and combat competition in optometry.
Social Media Tips for Optometrists
With the advent of modern technology, practices should be utilizing social media resources to grow. Here are some social media tips for optometrists.
3 Catastrophic Optometry Career Errors
Making mistakes is part of finding your feet as a new optometrist. Here are three career errors that you can attempt to avoid!
Power of Managed Vision Care Plans
Navigating vision care plans can be tantalizing. As vertical integration becomes increasingly common, how will you stand to compete?
Optometrist Insurance Credentialing: A Guide to Getting Started
Optometrist credentialing must be completed in order to examine patients on various insurance panels. Here is what you need to do in order to get started.
Get Involved In Optometry
Optometry is a legislative profession. This means that that we must get involved in optometry advocacy efforts and support ourselves and eachother.
Opening an Optometry Practice Cold – The Complete Guide
Opening an optometry practice cold can be extremely gratifying. It is something that takes hard work and many considerations. Here's what you need to know.
3 Patient Education Pearls in Optometry
The following article shares some important patient education pearls to take your communication skills to the next level.
How to Improve Optometry Practice Marketing by 10X
In this panel discussion, some extremely talented individuals talk about how to improve optometry practice marketing by 10 fold!
Open an Optometry Practice Cold | iCare Advisors, LLC
It's not easy opening an optometry practice cold. Experts at iCare Advisors LLC share valuable information with aspiring practice owners in this interview.
Ultimate Lens Package - Everything You Need to Know
Essilor designed the Ultimate Lens Package to meet several patient needs in one single ophthalmic lens solution. Here is what you need to know.
Experienced OD Gives Advice to New Grads on Technology
This experienced optometrist gives valuable advice to new graduate ODs on technology and how to implement it within practice.
The Future of Optometry - How to be Proactive in a Changing Profession
Discover what these individuals in different stages of their careers have to say about the future of optometry and how things might look down the road.
Macular Pigment Density – What You Should Know
We know macular pigment density is important in maintaining ocular health. Here is what you need to know about measuring and rebuilding it.
Vision and Learning Disabilities - Why Vision Therapy Fits In
Vision and learning disabilities can sometimes go hand in hand. Here's how eyecare providers can play a role in helping these patients.
Career Tips for New Graduate ODs - Video Interview with Dr. Scot Morris
In this series of video interviews with Scot Morris O.D., discover some important career tips for new graduate optometrists starting their first job!
Eyezen+ The Perfect Lenses for Millennials
Eyezen+ lenses can provide a great solution for Millennials who spend ample time in front of blue light on digital devices or screens.
Macular Pigments and Harmful Blue Light
There has been much discussion surrounding harmful blue light and the eyes recently. Macular pigments may play a role in this. Find out why.
Nutritional Supplements and Medical Foods in Macular Health
Medical foods are playing an increasing role in healthcare. Here is what you need to know about medical foods in eyecare and how they might be beneficial.
Tips On How To Build A Vision Therapy Practice - Video Interview
If you want to build a vision therapy practice, you'll need a strong referral network and will need to be a good communicator. Here's what you need to know.
The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Macula - Video Interview
Maintaining a healthy macula is vital for vision. Here is what you need to know about macular health, risk factors, and macular pigments.
Important Tips in the World of Private Practice Optometry
Learn some important tips about private practice optometry in this series of video interviews with Scot Morris, O.D. filmed live at Vision Expo East.
Anti-Aging Eyecare - Video Interview with Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee
In this video interview series, Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee talks 3 layers of anti-aging eyecare and building the perfect team to manage these patients.
Digital Eyestrain and Harmful Blue Light Exposure
Digital eyestrain is becoming more prevalent with increasing digital device use. Here is what you need to know about it and blue light exposure.
Identifying Ocular Emergencies in Optometry Practice
There are several ocular emergencies that we should be aware of. It is important you treat these conditions promptly.
The Key To Practice Culture - Video Interview with Alan Glazier O.D.
Dr. Alan Glazier talks practice culture in this video interview. Find out who is responsible for creating it and why it is so important.
How Do You Practice Optometry?
How you practice optometry can differ drastically between clinician and practice modality. Here are some things to consider when deciding how to practice.
Dr. Ben Gaddie Talks Leadership and Scaling Your Practice
In this video interview, Ben Gaddie O.D. talks about leadership, and how to build your practice and brand without losing your practice identiy.
Essilor Announces Summer Internships For Optometry Students
Optometry students have an incredible opportunity to complete a summer internship at Essilor Headquarters and gain valuable industry experience.
How To Find Optometry Consulting Opportunities - Video Interview
Find out in this video interview where to find optometry consulting opportunities and how to prepare yourself to be a candidate for potential positions.
Understanding BLINK STABILIZED® Design in Toric Contact Lens Prescribing
There are many toric contact lens options available for patients with astigmatism. Be aware of the different lens designs which can influence success.
International Optometry - Video Interview
In this video interview, Laura Goldberg O.D. shares her experience as an optometry extern working in England and how that helped her in her career.
Opening a Private Optometry Practice–Everything You Need to Know
For those optometrists considering opening a private optometry practice, here is everything you need to know to be successful.
Knowing When To Bring On An Associate Optometrist – Video Interview
In this interview, Dr. Alan Glazier provides tips on knowing when to bring on an associate optometrist to your practice and what qualities to look for.
My 5 Favorite Features of RevolutionEHR - Top EHR Features
RevolutionEHR is used by many optometry practices including my own. Here are my 5 top ehr features of this powerful platform!
Top Tips For Opening An Optometry Private Practice – Video Interview with ICare Advisors, LLC
Opening a private practice is a huge decision that requires a lot of thought. Here are answers to common questions you will face!
The History of Contact Lens Legislation and Innovation
This infographic will highlight the long history of contact lens legislation and innovation including important milestones along the way.
Applications of Tea Tree Oil for Ocular Disease - Video Interview
There are incredible benefits of tea tree oil for ocular disease. In this interview, Suzanne Paulson, founder of Eye Eco, shares her passion for TTO.
How An Optometry Residency Can Improve Career Prospects - Video Interview
Discover why completing an optometry residency was one of the best decisions this Optometrist made and how it has proven extremely helpful in her career.
Combating Disruption In Optometry - Video Interview with Alan Glazier O.D.
There has been a lot of disruption in optometry, as well as other healthcare fields. Find out how Dr. Glazier combats these forces.
Why You Need To Be Keeping Up With Clinical Research - Video Interview
In this video interview, find out why staying up-to-date with clinical research is critical in decision making in practice.
Why Choosing The Right Contact Lens Starts With Identifying Patient Need - Part I
Choosing a contact lens for your patient can be difficult with so many options. Identifying patient need is a critical component in choosing the right one.
Why Choosing The Right Contact Lens Starts With Identifying Patient Need - Part II
Choosing a contact lens for your patient can be difficult with so many options. Identifying patient need is a critical component in choosing the right one.
What is the Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLN) - Video Interview
In this video interview, discover what the Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLN) is and how it is helping optometry students.
Top Challenges Facing Optometry Students - Video Interview
Find out what the top challenges facing optometry students are today, and what current students can do to overcome these turbulent changes in optometry!
Why New Grad OD's Need to Stay Up-to-Date With New Lens Technology
Discover why it is important to stay up-to-date on new lens technology and how it can help your patients and your practice succeed.
State of the Contact Lens Industry - Video Interview with Dr. Millicent Knight
Learn about the current state of the contact lens industry and what the deregulation of contact lenses could mean for patients and your practice.
How RevolutionEHR Is Helping Practice Owners - Video Interview
Learn about the culture and strengths of RevolutionEHR and how their unique user support and customer feedback features can help new practice owners.
Top Challenges as a New Graduate OD – Video Interview with Vicky Wong O.D.
Dr. Vicky Wong reveals the top challenges as a new graduate optometrist, and how she overcomes these challenges within her professional and personal life.
Essilor - More Than Just Ophthalmic Lenses
Essilor is more than just an ophthalmic lens manufacturer. The company has deep roots in helping small businesses succeed and supporting communities.
ACUVUE® VITA™ Brand Contact Lenses - Everything You Need to Know
Here's everything you need to know about ACUVUE® VITA™ Brand Contact Lenses. Learn about the science of these lenses and who can benefit from wearing them.
Why Social Networking is Changing Our Workplace - Video Interview with Vicky Wong O.D.
Social networking is changing the landscape of optometry. Find out how Dr. Wong utilized social networking to find her job.
Why and How To Bring Low Vision To Your Practice - Video Interview with Vicky Wong O.D.
Dr. Wong discusses why it is important to be comfortable with low vision and how to care for these particular patients in your practice.
Employee or Independent Contractor - What Optometrists Need to Know About Paying Taxes
Here is how optometrists can best prepare for tax filing season. Learn how to keep up with quarterly tax payments and keep the IRS happy.
Warby Parker or Shinola - What Will Your Millennials Choose?
Shinola plans on entering the eyewear arena in 2017. Will this become the brand of choice for millennials, or will Warby Parker still maintain their allure?
How Treating Dry Eye Can Build Your Practice - Video Interview with Vicky Wong O.D.
Dr. Wong discusses how and why treating dry eye can be a great practice builder and increase patient satisfaction and referrals.
How Not To Be An Optometrist - Video Interview with Antonio Chirumbolo O.D.
Being an optometrist is fantastic. However, new grads must always remember that there is more to life than optometry. Here's what you need to know!
Here's How You Can Protect a Child's Vision By Taking a Photo
Our industry partners at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. have facilitated a way for us to take photos to contribute to a good cause. Find out how here!
I Declined a Job Offer and Chose A Residency Instead - Video Interview with Rebecca Lee O.D.
In this video interview, Rebecca Lee, O.D. explains why she decided to pursue a residency rather than begin working in her family private practice.
Vision Expo East 2016 Recap - All of the Major Highlights
Here are all the major highlights from Vision Expo East 2016 in New York City, a must attend event for young and experienced eyecare professionals!
Here's Why These 3 Optometrists Choose 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST BRAND MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES
Here are some key tips and reasons optometrists are fitting the 1 Day ACUVUE MOIST BRAND MULTIFOCAL for their presbyopic patients!
This is the Best Way to Experience Vision Expo East in NYC
This article reveals the things to do at Vision Expo East, as well as things to see and eat in New York City!
Enlighten Your Patients With Transitions Lenses
Here is what you need to know about Transitions lenses and light adaptive technology in spectacles.
Grow Your Medical Optometry Practice With Allergan's Boot Camp
This program can help take your medical optometry practice to the next level. Find out how in this article.
The Ultimate Preparation Guide for Attending Vision Expo East
Here you'll find the ultimate guide to planning a successful Vision Expo East and trip to New York City!
First Annual Contact Lens Madness 2016 - Round 2
My 5 Favorite Contact Lenses for 2016
Here are my 5 favorite contact lenses for 2016. These are my go-to lenses for various patients and their needs.
First Annual Contact Lens Madness 2016
If you could choose one contact lens to fit any patient with, what would it be? We'll let our users decide until a winner is crowned.
This is a Fantastic Opportunity for Optometry Students and New Graduates
Essilor is offering an incredible opportunity for optometry students and new graduates. Find out how to take your skills to the next level.
Choosing the Right Progressive Lenses - The Science Behind Glasses
Progressive lenses are a common commodity in the ophthalmic world. Do you ever wonder what technology goes into developing progressive lenses?
Acuvue Oasys® Brand Contact Lenses for Extended Wear
This is why Acuvue Oasys® Brand contact lenses are a great option for those patients who wish to sleep in their lenses.
5 Reasons Why I Would Purchase Glasses From Warby Parker
Here are five reasons why I would purchase glasses from Warby Parker!
Why Young Optometrists Need to Open a Roth IRA Today
A Roth IRA is an extremely valuable vehicle for young healthcare professionals to begin saving for retirement early on in their careers.
How Often Does Ophthalmic Equipment Need Maintenance?
Discover how often you should maintain your ophthalmic equipment, and what you can do to ensure its longevity.
ECP University—Helping Staff Crush the Competition
ECP University is a fantastic resource for doctors and staff. This training tool is a great way to educate staff and increase and elevate their abilities.
Everything You Should Know About Visual Acuity Charts
We use it to assess vision. Everyone is familiar with it. This article reveals everything you need to know about visual acuity charts!
Practicing Optometry in the Real World – Interview with Dr. Benjamin Arthur
Dr. Benjamin Arthur shares his experience practicing optometry in the real world a few years after graduating, and highlights some pitfalls to avoid.
Sunglasses - Creating Your Own Frame Line: Featuring LAVI Optic
Here is how an optometrist, creator of LAVI Optic, started his own sunglasses company. Find out what makes LAVI Optic different from other sunglasses.
Dry Eye Syndrome and Guide to Nighttime Therapy
Dry eye affects millions of people worldwide. These products from EyeEco can help combat common ocular conditions that contribute to dry eye syndrome.
Gary Morgan on Blue Light - CovalentCareers Podcast
Dr. Gary Morgan talks blue light and eyecare. Hear what encouraged him to focus his efforts into understanding blue light and its implications.
Audio Education - A Review of the Cranial Nerves
This audio education episode provides a review of the cranial nerves. This brief overview highlights important functions of cranial nerves I through XII.
Nicola Perini of Luxottica – CovalentCareers Podcast
Nicola Perini of Luxottica shares with us the fundamental key to success in the ever changing landscape of eyecare, teamwork.
Optometry and Technology – Vivid Vision Changing the Landscape of Vision Therapy
Vivid Vision, a technology company, gives optometrists a different way to provide vision therapy to patients with binocular vision disorders.
Things New Optometry Graduates Want Employers To Know
These are several things that new graduates would like potential employers and senior doctors to know when considering us for careers in optometry!
The Basics of Tax W2 vs W9 – Interview with CPA Gary Topple
There's a big difference in tax obligations as an independent contractor vs employee. Find out how tax requirements differ between these classifications.
How to Become a Davis Vision Provider
Here is a brief checklist highlighting how optometrists can join Davis Vision as a provider to begin seeing patients.
Improve Your Practice's Social Media Presence With The Vision Impact Institute
Social media can drastically improve your practice's presence. The Vision Institute can enhance your social media strategy and capture a larger audience.
Searching for Optometry Jobs - An Interview with Antonio Chirumbolo
Where to find optometry jobs? What to look for in a contract? What to consider before accepting a job? These questions are answered in this video interview.
Alarming or Amazing? Infographic of Optometrists and Population
How many optometrists are in each state? Check out this infographic to find out!
Investing Strategies for Optometrists - Stocks
Various investing strategies can be utilized to secure financial wealth into retirement. Buying stocks can play a major role in securing future finances.
An Interview with Pete Hanlin of Essilor
Pete Hanlin gives an insider's perspective behind Essilor, and how they continue to provide premium ophthalmic products and growth for our practices.
Understanding Acuvue Contacts and Ultraviolet Light
Understanding acuvue contacts and ultraviolet light can protect patients from the harmful effects of UV light on the eye and improve quality of life.
I Just Lost My First Optometry Job
Here is the story of how Antonio Chirumbolo, O.D. lost his first optometry job in Pittsburgh PA, and what he did to find another optometry job and get back on his feet.
A Comparative List of All Artificial Tears
Here is a giant list of all artificial tears for optometrists. It compares brand names, active ingredients, class and preservatives of artificial tears, the full list here!
Life as a New Optometrist - Antonio Chirumbolo, O.D.
Antonio Chirumbolo attended the SUNY College of Optometry and returned to his hometown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to practice shortly after graduating. He now works in a large private practice setting providing care to his local community. In addition to patient care, Antonio possesses a marked interest in optometric industry. While not seeing patients, Antonio enjoys running, playing soccer, studying economics, and volunteering within his local community.
Optometrist Guide to Malpractice Insurance
In this guide, I compare AOAExcel Lockton Affinity to Brown & Brown. I feel that Lockton Affinity Malpractice insurance is better for new graduates.
How To Use Form 1098-E to Deduct Student Loan Interest
Here is how to use a 1098-E form for deducting student loan interest, reducing taxes, and claiming deductions. Using the 1098-E can save you lots of money in tax
My 5 Favorite Contact Lenses for 2014
Choosing the best contact lenses for patients with various conditions and lifestyles. My favorite contact lenses from Acuvue, Cooper Vision, Alcon and B&L.
How to Estimate Quarterly Tax Payments as an Independent Contractor OD
How to estimate quarterly tax payments as an independent contractor. Many optometrists are treated as independent contractors as opposed to employees.
The New Graduate Optometrist Guide to Job Searching
The following article serves as a resource guide on where and how to go about searching for jobs after graduation from optometry school. Where and how to look. What resources to use. How to get started!
How Optometrists Join Medicare as an Independent Contractor 1099
Here is a guide on How To Join Medicare as an optometrist. OD Independent contractors on a 1099 status will need to follow these step-by-step instructions.