Optometry Student Blogs for 2018

This is an archive of posts from our optometry student bloggers in 2018.

The Final(s) Countdown

EMILY'S OPTOMETRY STUDENT BLOG

December 4, 2018 - Emily Ulry

Today marks the second to last day of classes for our fall semester. As I have been preparing for final exams, I find myself in ...

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Why Opt I’s opt for OSU

OPTOMETRY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

December 2, 2018 - Ohio State Optometry Ambassadors

As the 2018 fall semester wraps up, we check in with some first-year students from the class of 2022. They share why they ultimately chose to attend ...

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Building a Support System

OPTOMETRY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

November 13, 2018 - Ohio State Optometry Ambassadors

How do students adjust to the demands of optometry school? Professional school can feel new and intimidating; classes are rigorous; and many students are living ...

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“Calendar Days”

SARAH'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

November 11, 2018 - Sarah Pace

“These days are as good as gold…” Another blog, another reference to a favorite song of mine (by a band called Knuckle Puck of course ...

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Remote Area Medical trip

OPTOMETRY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

October 24, 2018 - Ohio State Optometry Ambassadors

Last weekend Lauren Schneider (Opt I, below) traveled with 18 other OSU optometry students to Charleston, W.V. for a 2-day service trip as part of the ...

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UnPawsing My Life

DEREK'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

October 23, 2018 - Derek Heimlich

Let me take you on a journey to the past. The year? 2016. The month? July. The reason? Because. It was a different world back ...

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Fry Hall After Hours

JOAN'S OPTOMETRY STUDENT BLOG

October 15, 2018 - Joan Cmar

'Twas the week of the anatomy histology lab practical.  Ohio State optometry students were getting ready to put their knowledge ...

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Halfway Through 3rd Year

AMY'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOGOctober 9, 2018 - Amy Myers

Hello, all! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! I am currently sitting in shorts outside in a little courtyard near the optometry school ...

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Everything is Copacetic

SARAH'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

October 4, 2018 - Sarah Pace

copacetic (kōpəˈsedik) adjective 1. in excellent order. This has to be one of my all-time favorite words. Probably because it’s tied to one of my favorite ...

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First Walk to School

JOAN'S OPTOMETRY STUDENT BLOG

September 19, 2018 - Joan Cmar

Hi there! Joan here. Let's go for a walk to the optometry school at The Ohio State University today. Even though I've only been in school here for about ...

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Welcome to my blog!

ARABA'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

September 18, 2018 - Araba Otoo

Welcome to my blog! I am thrilled to be sharing my optometry story with you as it unfolds at the Ohio State University (OSU) College ...

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First year bloggers!

OPTOMETRY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

September 12, 2018 - Ohio State Optometry Ambassadors

What are the first couple of weeks of optometry school like? Check out our newest student bloggers–as well as Opt II, III and IV bloggers–at ...

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The Start of Something New

EMILY'S OPTOMETRY STUDENT BLOG

September 7, 2018 - Emily Ulry

Welcome to my first blog post! I’m excited to share the next four years of my journey throughout optometry school with you. Today marks the ...

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Q&A with SVOSH trip participant

OPTOMETRY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

September 7, 2018 - Ohio State Optometry Ambassadors

This summer, the OSU College of Optometry sent a team of students from its SVOSH club to southern Ghana. SVOSH is the student chapter ...

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Which is better, (opt) 1 or (opt) 2?

SARAH'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

August 29, 2018 - Sarah Pace

How am I already an Opt II? It seems like just yesterday I was struggling through 1st year classes, learning how to drive around Columbus, ...

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Surviving The Gauntlet …. and Butterflies

DEREK'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

August 20, 2018 - Derek Heimlich

A few weeks ago I was in the throes of an optometric gauntlet; a brutal week of 5 back to back finals over 5 days ...

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Growing Pains of Clinic

AMY'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOGJuly 19, 2018 - Amy Myers

Hello! I am sitting in Fry Hall nervously waiting to do my contact lens proficiency at 11:00 today, so I am going to give a ...

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Beauty at School, Beast at Home

DEREK'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

July 8, 2018 - Derek Heimlich

Previously, on Derek’s extra hot world famous blog: (Blog #3) Derek: “Sometimes, school is stressful. *Giggles tee hee!*” (Blog #5) Derek: “It’s important to deal with stress ...

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4th Year is Here!

HANNAH'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

June 22, 2018 - Hannah Vollmer

Greetings from the other side of finals and life as a fourth year! Today’s blog is brought to you by coffee and summer rains, in ...

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“White looks good on you”

SARAH'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

May 23, 2018 - Sarah Pace

Well class of 2021, we did it!!! I know I myself, our professors, our parents, loved ones, friends, etc. could not be more proud. Looking ...

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1/2 Doctor

DEREK'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

May 19, 2018 - Derek Heimlich

In the 1978 smash hit Grease, as the movie was nearing its end, Sandra Dee (look at her!) turns to Frenchie and says, “Frenchie babe ...

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Third Year Already?!

AMY'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOGMay 17, 2018 - Amy Myers

Hello! I cannot believe that I am a third year student now! Before writing this blog, I was looking through my phone pictures to find ...

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The Last Post of Optometry School!

JESSICA'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOGMay 1, 2018 - Jessica Bodamer

I can’t believe how much has happened since my last post—the most exciting being that I completed my last day of optometry school ...

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One More Trip Around the Sun…

HANNAH'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

April 22, 2018 - Hannah Vollmer

Hi. Howdy. Hello.* (*read: I have no idea how to start this post) Somehow, much to my surprise, it has yet to have been a ...

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Spring Transitions

AMY'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOGApril 3, 2018 - Amy Myers

Hello! I have a neurophysiology midterm on Thursday that covers about 700 PowerPoint slides that I am in the middle of studying for, but I ...

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It’s the Final Countdown!

SARAH'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

March 29, 2018 - Sarah Pace

Where has the time gone?! It seems like just yesterday we were all anxiously awaiting our first day of classes, or perhaps awkwardly introducing ourselves ...

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Me Doctor Meow?!

DEREK'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

March 18, 2018 - Derek Heimlich

“Me is doctor?!? Right meow?” This was the This was the exact thought that coursed through my doctor brain right before I performed my first exam on a ...

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Which is better opt 1 or opt 2?

AMY'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOGMarch 18, 2018 - Amy Myers

Greetings from the winter wonderland! Today it is like I am living in a snow globe, and it is just beautiful! Many of my classmates ...

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Last Spring Break

AMY'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOGMarch 18, 2018 - Amy Myers

Hello! I cannot believe it is spring break, and the semester is nearly over! When I was shadowing optometrists, I remember them all telling me ...

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More To Optometry School Than Meets The Eye

ADITHA'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

March 14, 2018 - Aditha Reddy

We’re roughly halfway through the spring semester and I can hardly believe it! The semester started off with EѰE pledge week, acclimating to our new ...

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Answering admissions questions

OPTOMETRY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

February 12, 2018 - Ohio State Optometry Ambassadors

We ❤️ answering your admissions questions! Today, Justin Griest talks testing, giving the scoop on the OAT. #OSUopt #optometry #optometrystudents We ❤️ answering your admissions ...

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How to find a pre-optometry club at your undergraduate institution

OPTOMETRY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

January 30, 2018 - Ohio State Optometry Ambassadors

Shawn Gilbert, assistant director of admissions, loves answering questions about the #OSUopt process. In this video, he talks about how to find a pre-optometry club ...

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Second Semester Showdown

SARAH'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

January 18, 2018 - Sarah Pace

It’s seems like just yesterday we were on break, snuggled up at home or maybe laying on a beach with family members… Yet, now we ...

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Holiday Nesting

DEREK'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

January 15, 2018 - Derek Heimlich

Flashback time : It was merely one month ago and I was sitting on the floor (undignified?) of the guest bedroom of my house, surrounded ...

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New Year, New Me

ADITHA'S #OSUOPT STUDENT BLOG

January 5, 2018 - Aditha Reddy

I’m currently curled up in a bean bag next to the fireplace at my parents’ house while an episode of Chopped plays in the background. I’ve ...

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