Optometrist salaries vary widely depending on state, setting, experience, and even gender. Use this calculator and the information from our most recent surveys to learn more about the factors influencing how much you make, and see where your salary ranks.
EssilorLuxottica has partnered with Facebook to create the Ray-Ban Stories, the most fashionable piece of wearable tech yet. We tried them out—here’s what to know from an optometrist’s perspective.
Which optometry school is right for you? Choose the characteristics that are important to you and see which ones we recommend.
What does it take to excel in a fellowship (and how do you land one in the first place)? We asked Dr. John Berdahl, MD, and Dr. Daniel Terveen, MD to give us the scoop.
Registering for CAQH makes life a lot easier to get credentialed on insurance plans as an optometrist. Many medical and vision insurance companies use CAQH.
Moving patient history taking online can save time for both you and your patients—and improve care and candidacy numbers, as well.
Virtual advisory boards offer a variety of benefits for healthcare organizations, from tapping into new audiences to cutting travel costs. Here's what you need to know about taking your next advisory board online!
As practices being to reopen during the pandemic, your patients will want to know what you're doing to protect their health.
In 2019, we surveyed 427 optometrists on their knowledge of and opinions on genetic testing in eyecare. Download the free report, and read the commentary from three ODs to learn what you need to know!
Planning a virtual event? Read our guide to hosting a successful virtual conference or trade show in the eyecare industry!
Dr. Eric Baas, OD joins us for an Instagram Live chat on what the COVID-19 pandemic means for optometrists looking to open their own practices. Watch the recording!
Dr. Jason Tu, OD discusses how COA is supporting California optometrists during the COVID-19 pandemic during this Instagram Live chat from April 3, 2020.
These industry insight reports illustrate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2,800 optometric practices across the United States.
Dr. Mick Kling, OD discusses how optometry practices should manage their financial situation during the COVID-19 pandemic during this Instagram Live event from March 26, 2020.
On Friday, March 13th, 2020 President Donald Trump declared that interest on all federal student loans would be waived as part of the government's response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Learn what that means for optometry student loans.
Seasoned practice owner? Looking to open your own private practice? Either way, you've got to understand basic corporate structure in order to get the most out of your earning potential—and avoid any unnecessary tax.
For me, the biggest pain of moving around the country for first optometry job was getting my car from place to place, and I’m sure that other ODs might feel the same.
The countdown has begun: get your study grind on with this printable NBEO study schedule!
Zvi Pardes of EyeCarePro and Dr. Matt Geller, OD discuss how videos, blogs, and other content can drive patients to your practice.
Watch our interview with vitreoretinal surgeons Nikolas J. London, MD, FACS and Daniel Chao, MD, PhD about what drew them to the retina specialty and why they think this career path is a great option for MDs.
Forget everything you think you know—this generation is about more than avocado toast and economic anxiety. Join us and 503 optometrists and optometry students as we explore just what Millennials expect from employers and the workplace.
Since 2010, optometry schools in the United States have seen an 11% increase in matriculants, but the number of applicants year over year has stayed essentially flat. Why is this?
Managing your practice's finances can be stressful. But it doesn't have to be! Join CovalentCareers and Dr. Mick Kling, OD on November 11 to learn about Corporate Structure, Tax, and Debt in an Optometry Practice. RSVP below!
In this five-part course, learn everything you need to navigate the optometry job search with ease—from building a resume to negotiating a contract.
An employee handbook is a must for any business, and crafting one specifically for your optometry practice will make onboarding and managing employees a breeze.
How do your values drive your practice? Join us for a discussion of philanthropy, community outreach, and all the ways that your values can positively impact practice growth.
Managing your practice's finances can be stressful. But it doesn't have to be!
Check out episode 5 of Optometry Live, where we discussed the ins and outs of managing a Luxottica Independent Practice!
Learn how to craft a smart employment contract for your optometry practice, and download the free template!
You might be an expert on clinical care, but running a practice means staff management—and we're here to help with that!
Join two optometrists, including a startup CEO, to learn all about the mistakes and successes of staff management!
Setting fees at your optometry practice is never easy. I attached a spreadsheet that will help you to do this. There are many philosophies on how you will set your fees.
Finding the right person to hire requires time and effort, and focusing that effort in the right places can make a lasting impact on a practice.
Have you ever created a personal cash flow statement for yourself? If not, this finance tool is invaluable.
Apparently, Carl Zeiss Meditec is planning to release something that will shake up ultra-wide field retinal imaging in a BIG way.
There is new controversy surrounding the NBEO Exam in the state of Florida. Find out the details in this article and how it might affect students.
Curious what it's like to be an optometrist at National Vision? In this interview, Dr. William Werner talks about America's Best employment, sublease and more!
Want to negotiate a raise with your optometry employer? Tired of being underpaid in practice? Here is how to negotiate a raise with your employer!
Here are solid tips and tricks for interviewing at optometry practices. Interviewing ain't easy, but here are the social skills you must have to succeed during your interview.
Here is advice for new grads, from Dr. Scott Jens, Dr. Dori Carlson, Dr. Ben Gaddie, Dr. Alan Glazier, and Dr. David Kading, five Vision Source optometrists, and close colleagues and friends. This article just scratches the surface of the plethora of valuable knowledge they have to share with new grads.
Here are 20 optometry practice management pearls written by new graduate ODs.
Ready to learn exactly how to go about your job search and nail any interview as an optometrist? Want to learn it from the pros who have hired and fired multiple times? Make sure you join us in this FREE and LIVE Google Hangout!
Watch this FREE and Pre-Recorded Google Hangout to learn exactly how to open an optometry practice cold! iCare Advisors specializes in opening optometrys practice cold.
Tune in to hear what Alan Glazier, founder of ODs on Facebook, has to say regarding the changing landscape of optometry, and what he's planning next!
Pathways in Medical Optometry Bootcamp is incredibly professional. In the murky waters of medical optometry, this course will help you and your staff to learn medical optometry.
Here is an in depth look at D.E.R.M. and Tranquileyes dry eye therapy. These Eye Eco products provide a great treatment option for dry eye patients.
Life in school can create a myopic view of the real world of optometry. Here are 12 important tips that new graduates want optometry students to know.
This past November I went to the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Denver, CO. Of course I brought the video camera (as always) and decided to capture something a little different - residents
Here is a 45 min video webinar filmed in San Diego, California called "Success Outside the Optometry Practice, What No One Teaches You." This is success 101.
At the 2014 Vision Expo West we filmed the Allergan Optometry Jumpstart video featuring Carey Reynolds, Dave Gibson, Matt Geller, Ryan Corte, Antonio Chirumbolo and Courtney Dryer.
Mile Brujic and Dave Kading will discuss student debt, passion, the future of optometry, and optometry success in this video interview with Mile Brujic and Dave Kading.
This is a video interview with Dr. Eric White. Doctor driven dispensing is the act of prescribing specific ophthalmic products, directly from the exam chair, and for a direct purpose, supplemented with a plethora of education as to why it fits the patients life.
You have to show your optometry job employer that you are worth the investment for their practice. Show them that you are worth $40.00/hr and they will hire you! Try using this business plan that I created to get the point across.
Personally I used Trello to track my optometry job leads and it helped me to land a position in San Diego! Here is a video tutorial on how to use Trello to land your optometry dream job.
Don't just join any optometry practice, know about the optometry practice before you join it. Ask the owner these questions before you say yes and sign a contract.
Crizal Prevencia is a lens from Essilor that blocks blue light from reaching the patient's eyes. Learn more about the science behind Crizal Prevencia with this handy guide.
You can start preparing now to take the American Board of Optometry Board Certification exam. 3,000 ODs have taken the exam and about 93 percent have passed.
Matt Geller is currently based in San Diego, California. Also, Matt is the Founder & President of NewGradOptometry.com and Founder of OptometryStudents.com. Matt created NewGradOptometry.com because he noticed that many new graduates had talent and creativity that could change optometry for the better.
A 41 step guide with screenshots of the Medicare application process for optometrists. This full medicare guide will help you get on Medicare for optometry.
Vision Expo is probably one of the best ways to advance your career as an OD. With that being said, here is the vision expo experience from the eyes of 4 new graduates.
Getting credentialed on medical insurance plans is never easy. Blue Shield of California is one of the easier ones and here is the step-by-step guide.
When I was studying for the California Optometric State Law Exam I realized something that made my life a lot easier about referrals and consultations.
The 5 step guide to becoming and InfantSEE optometry provider. How InfantSEE can generate your practice more revenue. InfantSEE is a practice builder and revenue builder.
Here is a complete guide written by Dr. Matthew Geller about sympathetic pupil abnormalities. The article has 21 clinical sources and is medically comprehensive.
The hardest part of the California Optometric Law Exam is remembering what to do for which condition, in which scenario. The California Optometric Law Exam Study Book provides a wall of text that is hard to sift through - so for all the visual learners out there I created this timeline.
Here are 37 multiple choice questions that I created for the California optometric law exam needed to practice California Optometry. This is a great resource.
9 tips of advice to help you ace the The California Optometry State Board Law Exam. This exam is not easy and you will need all the help you can get. The California Optometry State Board Law Exam: Everything You Need to Know.