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Title: Optometry: A Focus on Vision


1
Optometry A Focus on Vision
  • Brian Godard, O.D.
  • Optometrist
  • Presentation created by
  • Taline Farra, OD, MSc, FAAO
  • Associate Professor of Optometry
  • New England College of Optometry
  • Director of Admissions

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What is a Doctor of Optometry?
  • A primary health care professional for the eye.
  • Examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases,
    injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the
    eye, and associated structures.
  • Identify related systemic conditions affecting
    the eye.
  • - American Optometric Association

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What do Doctors of Optometry do?
  • Healthy eyes
  • Myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia
  • Binocular vision
  • Eye diseases
  • Treated with pharmaceutical agents
  • Systemic disease with ocular manifestations
  • DM, HTN, thyroid, cancer, HIV
  • Provide pre/post-op care
  • Cataract, refractive, retinal, laser surgery

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The 3 Os
  • Optician
  • Fit, grind and dispense spectacles
  • Optometry
  • Primary eye care provider
  • Ophthalmology
  • Medical Doctor specializing in eye disease and
    surgery

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Why Optometry?
  • Job satisfaction
  • Provide meaningful work
  • make difference in peoples lives
  • Immediate gratification
  • Clean work
  • Patients like coming to see you!
  • Regular hours (full time vs part time)
  • Minimal emergency calls
  • Good income
  • Freedom in choosing location to live and practice
  • Good quality of life

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Go eyes!
  • Optometry ranked 2nd best profession
  • US News and World Report Jan 5, 2006
  • Optometry rated excellent in a guide to careers
  • US News and World Report March 19, 2007
  • Optometry rated as one of Best Careers 2008
  • US News and World Report Dec 19, 2007

Alcon
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Modes of Practice
  • Solo Private Practice
  • Partnership or Group Practice
  • Interdisciplinary Care
  • Retail/Optical Settings
  • Optometric/Ophthalmologic Professional Settings
  • Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
  • Military/Public Health
  • Academic/Research
  • Corporate/Industrial
  • Consultants

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Annual Net Income Potential
Median Mean
Self-Employed 140,000 175,000
Salaried 90,000 98,000
- 2007 American Optometric Association Economic
Survey
For estimated figures by location, visit
www.salary.com
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Colleges of Optometry
  • 16 Colleges/Schools of Optometry in the US.
  • No valid ranking of Optometry schools.
  • Accreditation
  • Private vs. state
  • University v. Independent
  • Ranges in tuition
  • Financial aid available

NECO
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Common Prerequisite Courses
  • Biology with lab
  • Chemistry with lab
  • Physics with lab
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry with lab
  • Microbiology with lab
  • 3 4 year program
  • Calculus
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • English
  • Social Sciences
  • Other Humanities

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Requirements for Optometry School
  • A properly completed application for admission,
    including a personal essay
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Official Optometry Admission Test (OAT) scores
    (for more info www.opted.org)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Optometry experience/exposure
  • Personal interview

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Optometric Education
  • 4 year curriculum
  • Health science
  • Vision science
  • Ocular disease
  • Systemic disease
  • Optics
  • Binocular vision
  • Clinical Rotations

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Post-Optometric Education
  • Research
  • Masters
  • PhD
  • Residency
  • Primary Care Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Geriatric Optometry
  • Vision Therapy
  • Low Vision
  • Cornea and contact lens
  • Ocular Disease

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Licensure
  • Doctor of Optometry degree
  • Pass National Board Examinations in Optometry
  • Individual State Requirements

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Significant Future Demand!
  • Aging population of baby boomers will increase
    demand for optometric services
  • Replacement of retiring optometrist

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Important Websites
  • www.aoa.org and www.opted.org

Any additional questions? drgodard_at_gmail.com
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The New England College of Optometry
  • Dr Taline Farra
  • Director of Admissions

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Current Colleges of Optometry
  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • Indiana College of Optometry
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico
  • Michigan College of Optometry (Ferris State)
  • New England College of Optometry
  • Northeastern State University (in Oklahoma)
  • NOVA Southeastern University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Pacific University (in Oregon)
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Southern California College of Optometry
  • Southern College of Optometry
  • State University of New York
  • University of Alabama (Birmingham)
  • University of California (Berkeley)
  • University of Missouri (St Louis)
  • University of Houston

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2006  Mean Net Income Median Net Income
Self-Employed Self-Employed Self-Employed
Solo 134,094 115,000
Partnership or group (2-person) 176,944 149,000
Partnership or group (3-5 person) 179,205 141,000
Partnership or group (6 or more) 159,300 92,500
Optical chain franchise or lease 100,704 90,000
Independent contractor 94,520 94,000
Other self-employed 128,400 64,000
Employed By Employed By Employed By
Optometrist (s) 102,981 85,000
Ophthalmologist (s) 115,250 100,500
HMO 107,125 104,000
Hosp/clinic/other multi-discipline. 101,867 98,000
Optical chain 91,400 91,000
Armed forces, VA, USPHS 101,579 84,000
Other employed 106,000 95,000
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Our Main Objective
  • Dedicated to making you a successful and
    cutting-edge optometrist in any setting you
    choose.

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Whats so different about NECO?
  • Clinical Program
  • Curriculum 2010
  • Research
  • College Community
  • Boston and Back Bay

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The New England Eye InstituteThe Clinical
Affiliate of NECO
  • Clinical network dedicated to patient care and
    clinical teaching.
  • Widely distributed throughout Boston

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The New England Eye InstituteAssociate
Traditional Clinical Organizations
  • NEEI Commonwealth
  • Community health centers
  • BU Boston Medical Center
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
  • VA hospitals

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The New England Eye InstituteInnovative Clinical
Programs
  • Homeless Service
  • Low vision and Geriatrics Service
  • Pediatric school health programs and
    rehabilitation programs
  • International Programs
  • VOSH

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The New England Eye InstituteStudent Involvement
  • 1st year Screenings
  • 2nd year Clerkships
  • 3rd year Primary Care Rotations
  • 4th year Full-time patient care
  • Community-based health center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Special Populations
  • Elective Rotation

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Curriculum 2010
  • Prepares you to practice as a future optometrist.
  • Prepares you for Credentialing and Privileging
    within the NEEI system.

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Research
  • Among the top optometry schools in National Eye
    Institute research funding.
  • Only private optometry school committed to
    research
  • Combined M.Sc./O.D. Program for selected students

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College Community
  • Small private college
  • Professional yet relaxed atmosphere
  • Friendly students and approachable faculty
  • Social events
  • Beautiful building and
    facilities

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College Community State of residence for NECO
students over the last 4 years
International Bulgaria - 1 Cambodia - 1 China -
3 Ghana - 1 India - 3 Iran - 2 Israel - 1 Nigeria
- 1 Pakistan - 2 Panama - 1 Russia - 2 Spain -
1 Taiwan - 1 UK - 6 Yugoslavia - 1
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Boston and the Back Bay
  • A cultural center and educational leader
  • Top businesses
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Safe Area!

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Boston
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NECO Pre-requisites
  • Biology (with lab) 2 sem or 3 quarters
  • Chemistry (with lab) 2 sem or 3 quarters
  • Physics (with lab) 2 sem or 3 quarters
  • O-Chem (with lab) 1 sem or 2 quarters
  • Microbiology 1 sem or 2 quarters
  • Math (incl calc) 2 sem or 3 quarters
  • Psychology 1 sem or 2 quarters
  • English 2 sem or 3 quarters

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NECO Current 1st Year Stats
  • Ave GPA 3.34 0.29
  • Ave OAT AA 331 19
  • Class size 115 (total apps 739)
  • Males 31 Females 84

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Boston
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