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Diagnosis and Management of Residual Amblyopia in a Non-compliant Patient: a Teaching Case Report

Introduction Amblyopia, a prevalent neurodevelopmental visual disorder, carries a significant risk of serious bilateral visual impairment and disability later in life.1 The prevalence of amblyopia is estimated to be 1-3%2–4 of the population and the condition is the leading cause of uncorrectable vision loss in children and adults under the age of 60.5 Refractive correction, […]
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A Look Back: Celebrating Women in Optometry

March is National Women’s History Month.1 This observance began as National Women’s History Week in California in the 1970s as a way to increase awareness of women’s historical contributions to the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter formalized National Women’s History Week, relaying this message to the country: “From the first settlers who came to […]
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The Student Learning Objectives Initiative
in a Doctor of Optometry Degree Program:
a Report of Student and Faculty Perceptions

Background The concept of student learning outcomes, also known as student learning objectives (SLOs), behavioral objectives, learning goals, goal focusing, or relevance instruction, has been discussed in higher education for many decades.1-7 SLOs are short statements directing students’ attention to the salient points that the teacher wants them to master from lectures, reading assignments or […]
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Utilization of Technology in Optometric Education: Moving from Enhancement to Transformation

Introduction We live and work in a world of constantly changing technology. As optometric educators we are part of an industry that interfaces with emerging technologies including digital mobile devices and computer-simulated reality. Within this context — and knowing that our students are accustomed to 24-7 access to anything and everything using their mobile devices […]
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Effect of Room Illumination on Manifest Refraction

Background Visual acuity (VA) is the most frequently assessed visual function in the clinical setting. Optimal refractive correction and the subsequent VA is essential for quantifying sensory function, detecting and monitoring ocular disease affecting central vision, and conducting clinical research. However, research on lighting conditions and how they affect VA and refractive error has rarely […]
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