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!