During our first meeting of 2020, we had the pleasure of listening to our club advisor, Shawn Gilbert, from the Ohio State College of Optometry.
At our last meeting of the semester, Christian from SUNY College of Optometry came in to tell us about the program. Thank you so much Christian!
At our last meeting on November 19th, we had the chance to learn more about New England College of Optometry (NECO). Thank you for providing us with so much helpful information Emily! Continue reading
At our meeting on November 5, Dr. Yuhas from the Ohio State College of Optometry taught us about blue light exposure. It gave great insight into ophthalmic research and how to respond to concerns regarding blue light from devices such as computers and smart phones. We would like to thank Dr. Yuhas for talking with us and teaching us more about blue light! Continue reading
At our meeting on October 22nd, we had a panel of second year Ohio State Optometry Students, Lauren, Emily, and Christine, answer our questions about the field of Optometry, Optometry school, and the application process. Thank you so much Lauren, Emily, and Christine for sharing so much advice with us!
At our meeting on October 8th, Keo Khim and Matt Fink from the Ohio Optometric Association came in to do a Realeyes training session that allows interested students to give presentations at various schools in Ohio. Realeyes is a free classroom education program that presents age-appropriate curricula to students across the state. Realeyes won the 2019 AOA Apollo award and teachers rate the program a 4.9/5.0. We learned how to present Sammy Safe-Eyes, The Adventures of Rhet & Tina, The Case of Vinny Vision, and What’s Your EYE-Q during the training session, which cover important topics such as eye safety and anatomy. There will be a competition to see who can present to the most kids and the winner will receive a prize! The competition will last through winter break and the next semester.
To find out more about the Realeyes program or if you want to sign up to present, please visit: https://ooa.org/aws/OOA/pt/sp/realeyes
Thank you so much, Matt and Keo, for showing us how to present the Realeyes program!
At our second meeting of the year, we had two guest speakers from the Ohio State College of Optometry visit us! Jaime Antonio, a second year Optometry student at the university, spoke to us about the American Optometric Student Association and new opportunities for pre-optometry students. Shawn Gilbert, our club’s advisor and the Assistant Director of Admissions, provided the club with a lot of valuable information about the Ohio State University College of Optometry. Thank you, Jaime and Shawn, for taking the time to come in and speak to us!
During our first meeting of the 2019-2020 school year, we had the pleasure of listening to Sunnie Ewing, the Director of Student Recruitment at Southern College of Optometry. Thank you for coming to speak to us and providing so much great advice Sunnie! Continue reading
Pre-Optometry club is a great way to meet other students who are also interested in the field of Optometry. There are lots of opportunities to gain useful information about various Optometry schools across the nation, interact with faculty at OSU, and learn how to be a competitive applicant. The membership fee is $30 for the entire year and allows us to do exciting activities during meetings, such as dissect a cow eyeball. There are many fun social and fundraising events throughout the year as well. Meetings are normally every other Tuesday at 6pm in Fry Hall and we provide snacks to enjoy while watching presentations. If you have any questions about joining, feel free to contact one of the officers listed below. Stay tuned for the date of first general meeting!
2019-2020 Pre-Optometry Club Officers:
On April 2nd, Kristin Tobin from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. We were able to learn more about being a student at the New England College of Optometry and the opportunities that come with being a student there! Thank you to Kristin for speaking with us about the New England College of Optometry!