Search

    5 Ways to Stay Current in Optometry



    As an optometry student, you have access to an endless supply of the latest and greatest clinical information in the field. With lectures, grand rounds, and a network of educators to teach and mentor you, it is hard not to stay up to date. Once you adorn your role as a practicing optometrist, however, it can be difficult to keep up with current events in the eye care field while juggling the daily demands of patient care and working in an office.

    To help you keep pace with the ever-changing field of medical knowledge, here's a list of five ways to stay current with the latest in the eye care field once you transition from an optometry student to a licensed optometrist:

    ​1. Sign up for Industry Publications

    You can choose to receive monthly print or digital editions of popular industry magazines, often for free. If your goal is inbox (or mailbox) zero, you can bookmark and revisit each website to read articles, interviews, and the latest news briefings about the eye care industry.


    Eyecare Business magazine

    Here's a quick list of industry magazines to sign up for:

    - Review of Optometry

    - Review of Optometric Business

    - Optometric Management

    - Eyecare Business

    - Vision Monday

    - INVISION

    2. Subscribe to Email Newsletters

    E-Newsletters provide you with the most up-to-date, relevant information in the eye care industry, delivered directly to your inbox.

    Here's a glimpse at a few of the many e-Newsletters available to subscribe to:

    - 20/20 Glance

    - Practice Pearl of the Week

    - Optometric Retina Society Newsletter

    - Optometric Physician Newsletter

    3. Listen to Podcasts

    If you have a commute to and from work, fill the time void with active listening and learning. Podcasts are an entertaining way to hear about the latest in the eye care field through interviews with well-respected ECPs and prominent leaders in optometry.


    Defocus Media Podcast

    Here's a playlist of optometry-related podcasts to subscribe and listen to on your mobile device:

    - Defocus Media

    - Dry Eye Coach

    - Power Hour

    4. Join Facebook Groups

    Online forums, such as Facebook group pages, provide a real-time source of information from colleagues and fellow eye care professionals. Whether discussing a difficult case, exploring different treatment regimens, or seeking an answer to a question, there's no shortage of information at your fingertips.

    Here's a highlight of the many popular Facebook groups about optometry:

    - ODs on Facebook

    - Eye Docs

    - Optometry and Technology

    5. Attend Continuing Education (CE)

    You can earn continuing education (CE) credit through your local optometric society district meetings and industry conferences (regional, national, and even international). A few of the larger national conferences offer free or discounted registration fees for optometry students and new graduates (within less than five years of licensure) through the Young Professionals Club (YPC). Continuing education conferences with these registration benefits include Optometry's Meeting, Vision Expo East, and Vision Expo West.


    Vision Expo

    Although it can seem daunting, it is important for clinicians to stay informed and keep pace with changes in their healthcare field in order to better serve their patients. You can use these five methods to simplify how you stay up to date with the latest technologies, current news, and information in optometry.

    #Career #Business

    JOIN THE COMMUNITY

    Become an OEL Seeker

    Subscribe to receive my:

    • LATEST BLOG POSTS

    • MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

    • WELLNESS GUIDES

    • EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS

    subscribe

    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Pinterest
    • Spotify

    HOME

    ABOUT

    CONTACT

    BLOG

     

    20/20 CLARITY

    PRESS

    Disclaimer: The views expressed on this website are for informational purposes only, even if and to the extent that it features the advice of physicians and healthcare practitioners. This website is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.

    TERMS & PRIVACY  |  © OPTOMEYESLIFE 2019 & BEYOND  |  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED