AOSA Realeyes Training- October 6th 6:00- 8:00pm 

Join us on Wednesday October 6th 6:00- 8:00pm for Realeyes Training!

Realeyes is a program that allows interested students to give presentations regarding eye anatomy, eye safety, and eye disorders at various schools in Ohio! Realeyes is a free classroom education program that presents age- appropriate curricula to students across the state. Food/ drink will be provided for this event by Realeyes!

Reach out to Elise Frazee (frazee.77@osu.edu) for any questions, comments, concerns, etc! (Location TBD)

Meeting Minutes 09/21/2021

Location: Fry 33

Meeting Called by: Pre-Optometry Club

Duration: 1 hour

Guest Speaker: Sunnie Ewing, Southern College of Optometry 

 

Agenda:

  • Attendance was taken via QR code
  • Sunnie Ewing was the representative from SCO
  • Sunnie passed out packets containing information on SCO as a school, optometry as a career and the SCO admissions process, including prerequisites, OAT scores and shadowing requirements 
  • Sunnie gave a presentation on admissions, curriculum, interview and living in Memphis as a part of her talk on being a potential student at SCO
  • Sunnie answered member questions on letters of recommendations, characteristics of key applicants, things to avoid in the interview and application process and specifics on staff at SCO

Sunnies email is sewing@sco.edu

First Meeting Minutes 9/7/2021

Location: Fry 33

Meeting Called by: Pre-Optometry Club

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Guest Speaker: Dr. Earley

 

Agenda: 

  • Took attendance for all members present via QR code google form
  • Members met executive board, who presented themselves and information about them
  • Members heard about Eyes on Health from Claire and received an email later in the day with follow- up information
  • Dr. Earley gave an introduction on his education background, current positions at the OSU Optometry school and his experience in private optometry practice. 
  • Dr. Earley summarized his personal experience through optometry school, pros about the school and profession.
  • Dr. Earley took questions from members on various topics, including:
    • How he decided to become an Optometrist
    • His perspective on owning a private practice
    • What he looks for in an optometry school applicant
    • What he looks for in an optometry school
    • Why he continued his studies into traumatic brain injury and pediatrics 

Job Opportunity

Good Morning,

 We are in search of some Optometry students to help in our practice again. Their role for the day would depend on where they are needed the most.  Some job duties may include….

 

Taking patient histories

Administering visual testing (e.g., autorefractor, retinal imaging, visual field)

Scribing for the doctor during the exam

Answering phones

Scheduling appointments

Assisting with patient check-in/check-out

Contact lens teaching

Assisting Optician with eyeglass dispensing

 

Any students that may be interested please have them send a resume to my email at billing@visualcareassociates.com

 

Christy Mallette

Visual Care Associates

1121 Hill Rd N

Pickerington, OH 43147

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Job/Shadowing opportunities to be added to the website: 

 

  1. “Hello pre-optometry club,

 Our private practice in Worthington, Ohio is interested in hiring two pre-optometry students part-time for the upcoming school year. 

Albright and Schnulo Family Eye Care was founded over 70 years ago and is a great location to learn more about eye care in a flexible environment where you can still focus on your classes. We are also a fourth-year optometry student externship site which has a focus on student education.

We have employed many pre-optometry students over the years, and we hope to add two more hardworking students to our growing practice. Ideally, students would be able to work Saturday mornings AND at least a half day during the week.”

 

Contact info:

jay2lytle@gmail.com

albrightandschnulo@gmail.com

sschnulo@aol.com

 

  1. From: Tori Riley, a recent OSU graduate in Springfield

“I’m a recent OSU graduate and am now working in an optometry practice. My office is looking for students who’d be interested in an optician position at Optique Family Vision Care in Springfield, Ohio. I was hoping you’d be able to help and forward out the information. Please let me know if this is something you can help me with! Here’s the description and contact info: 

Looking for an experienced optician to join our Springfield team. Must be self-motivated with leadership qualities. A License is not necessary, but a wonderful attitude is. If you are interested in an ever changing and growing environment…working with great coworkers….. please send resume to Missi Adams at missi@omgvision.com

 

  1. From: Jamie Horvath about some job opportunities at her practice:

“My husband and I have two optometry offices in Columbus, and we are looking to hire a couple part-time students. We have three students headed to optometry school next month and need to replace them. Would you be willing to send an email to the pre-optometry club to see if anyone is interested in working with us? 

Best,

Jamie Horvath OD

Horvath Vision Care

Jamie’s email is jamiehorvath@hvceyes.com if you’d like to contact her regarding a position!

 

  1. MaryEllen Luebbers reached out about her practice on Grandview Ave: Eye Designs Grandview. She is looking for the following:

I am looking for 1 or 2 pre-opt students to work at my busy Optometry practice on Grandview Avenue. We are looking for part time (10-20 hours a week with evening hours). Job includes working directly with patients (ie pretesting patients, eyewear sales) and administrative duties (ie answering phones, charting, ordering). It is a valuable experience to prepare for Optometry School. It is important to love working with people and to be very detail oriented. Also comfortable with selling high end eyewear. We will train on site. Our office hours are Monday 10-5, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-5. Please email me your resume if interested. mluebbers@columbus.rr.com Thank You!

MaryEllen Luebbers, OD”

 

  1. “Our private practice in Worthington, Ohio is interested in hiring two pre-optometry students part-time for the upcoming school year. 

 

Albright and Schnulo Family Eye Care was founded over 70 years ago and is a great location to learn more about eye care in a flexible environment where you can still focus on your classes. We are also a fourth-year optometry student externship site which has a focus on student education.

 We recently employed many pre-optometry students over the years, and we hope to add two more hardworking students to our growing practice.”

 

Contact infomation:

Jay Lytle, OD, FAAO 

Associate Optometrist | Albright and Schnulo Family Eye Care, Worthington, OH | P: 614-885-7464

Clinical Director | TLC Laser Eye Center, Dublin, OH | P: 614-436-1000

Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice | The Ohio State University College of Optometry

 

  1. “My name is Dr. Duke Dye, and I own Riverside Eye Center in Upper Arlington. We usually hire students to work as technicians at our office and help with various tasks in the office.  We will be in need of another student this semester.  I was told by Natalie Bollheimer, who works here, that you were the president of the pre optometry club and was hoping you could send out an announcement to your members that we are looking for a student to work here.

The office address is:

Riverside Eye Center

3434 Riverside Dr, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

 

If they could send their resume and available hours for next semester to my email address at dukedye@gmail.com, that would be great.”

 

  1. Just sending out another job opportunity for anyone interested! Dublin Family Vision Center is a private practice in Dublin looking for help.

The office is open Monday through Friday.

Some of the job duties would include but limited to:

  • Answering phones
  • Pre-testing patients 
  • Checking in contacts/glasses
  • Glasses adjustments/repairs 

Please send resumes with availability to:

ATTN: Dr. Heather Priestland 

DFVC2020@gmail.com

 

  1. This opportunity is provided by Logan Anway, a former pre-optometry member who has worked at EyeCare Professionals for two years now but will not be able to work as much, as they are starting optometry school at OSU this fall:

 

“Hi everyone, I am reaching out about a possible job opportunity for pre-optometry students for this upcoming fall. EyeCare Professionals which is in Powell, about 20 minutes from campus is looking for students who can work a few afternoons a week for a part-time position and going forward for the next few semesters, including a full time or near full time position over summer and winter breaks. There are opportunities to learn so much working at this office, including pre-testing patients, checking them in, ordering contacts/glasses, and helping in optical. It has been a great experience for many pre-opt students in the past, and anyone in pre-optometry club should apply. The doctors at the office have written previous student workers letters of recommendation that have helped them get into OSU’s optometry school!

Whoever is interested can email Jason Smith (office manager) at manager@eyecarepowell.com with their resume and why they are interested in the job.”

 

  1. Med West Eyecare in Westerville is looking for a part time technician to work Saturdays.  The office is open 8-1 with typically two optometrists seeing approximately 15-20 patients.  Technicians will work up patients taking case history and completing pre-testing including stereopsis, color vision, visual fields, and others.  There is also opportunity to get some hands on optical dispensary experience and training as well.  Anyone that is interested can reach out to Dr. Christina Kesslar at ckbuckeye@aol.com or 614-891-0350.”

 

Shadowing: 

Dr. Kloman at Eyes On High

Research Study Participation:

Sidney Parks is currently a second year in the College of Optometry at Ohio State in the Combined OD/MS program. She is conducting a research study on the focusing ability of the eye and is actively recruiting individuals ages 5-19 years old. The study takes approximately an hour, and each participant is compensated $20. All the tests are non-invasive, and she does not use any eye drops! Please see the attached flyer and reach out to parks.370@osu.edu if you or anyone you know is interested in participating!