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    Hear From Our Doctors of Optometry

    We believe the best way to understand what it’s like to be an optometrist affiliated with National Vision, Inc., is to hear directly from someone who lives it each day. We’re proud to have so many doctor of optometry partners who have been featured in various publications and who share their passion for the profession through written pieces on their personal experiences and perspectives. We hope the articles below are of interest to you and provide insight into what it means to be a National Vision, Inc. affiliated optometrist.


    Corporate Optometry Podcast

    11.1.18: Corporate Optometry Employment Model with Dr. Laurie Lesser


    Women In Optometry

    November 2018: Driven OD Finds Managing Three Locations a Fun Challenge 

    September 2018: New Opportunities in a Familiar Setting

    June 2018: Growth of Optometry Opens Doors

    March 2018: Corporate Optometry Is a Perfect Fit for New OD

    November 2017: OD Finds Ideal Balance Between Patient Care and Leadership

    July 2017: As OD's Corporate Career Advanced, She Saw Few Reasons to Look Elsewhere

    March 2017: OD Develops Leadership Skills as Chair of Clinical Panel


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    11.12.18: Amazing Cases Managed by Optometrists in National Vision Locations 

    7.6.18: YouTube Live Video: A Day in The Life of a National Vision Affiliated Optometrist

    7.6.18: A Day in The Life of a National Vision Affiliated Optometrist 

    1.16.18: Four Myths of Corporate Optometry

    7.20.17: National Vision: Through the Eyes of the CEO and Affiliated Optometrists

    5.15.17: Guide to Fitting Contact Lenses for the Presbyopic Population

    3.13.17: Vasovagal Syncope Triggers and Management In The Optometric Practice

    2.9.17: Flexibility, Growth, Support - Being an Optometrist at National Vision

    1.17.17: The Average Workday as a Corporate Optometrist

    10.17.16: The First 90 Days at America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses


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    Affiliated Optometrist Blogs

    11.28.18: #WhiteCoatWednesday – What Others Miss that We Can’t by Matthew Selby, OD

    11.21.18: #WhiteCoatWednesday – Magic 8 Ball, Will I Have an Emergency Today? By Hillary Morrow, OD

    11.13.18: #WhiteCoatWednesday – The First – and Sometimes Only – Line of Defense by Matthew Miller, OD

    11.7.18: #WhiteCoatWednesday – Compassionate Care for All by Sandra Barthram, OD

    10.31.18: #WhiteCoatWednesday – The Profound Impact an Eye Exam Can Make by Robert Africano, OD

    9.26.18: #ReadesReads – What Optometrists Need to Know in an Increasingly Flat World by Matthew Selby, OD

    9.26.18: #ReadesReads – How to Win Friends and Influence Your Staff – A Three-Part Series by Hillary Morrow, OD

                    Part 1

                    Part 2

                    Part 3

    9.5.18: #ReadesReads – In a Blink by Robert Africano, OD

    8.27.18: #ReadesReads – Seven Qualities of a Great Company by Matthew Miller, OD

    8.27.18: #ReadesReads – The Importance of the Few by Rahim Bhaloo, OD

    7.11.17: The Real Story Behind Corporate Optometry Hours and Patients by Marian Longo, OD

    6.28.17: Baseball and Optometry by Sam Flori, OD

    6.19.17: Here Comes Summer: How to Talk about Cataracts with Patients of All Ages by Paul Klenklen, OD

    6.15.17: Projecting Positivity: Dispelling Corporate Optometry Myths by Douglas Dailey, OD

    6.12.17: Patient Care and Patient Experience: Simple Building Blocks to Professional Success (part 1) by David Myles Bechtel, OD MPH MBA

    5.22.17: Learning Beyond the Classroom: Be Kind by Laurie Lesser, OD

    4.21.17: Achieving Work/Life Balance - What Does Your Situation Offer You? by Paul Klenklen, OD

    4.20.17: Patients Not Paperwork: Why I Rarely Have "A Case of the Mondays" by Douglas Dailey, OD

    4.17.17: What is Your Why? by Michael Hay, OD

    3.21.17: Selling vs. Serving: Advancing the Scope of Optometry by Laurie Lesser, OD

    3.20.17: Corporate Optometry: 3 Most Common Myths Debunked by Marian Longo, OD


    12.9.16: Is Optometry the Right Choice? 3 Part Series by Michael Hay, OD

    12.2.16: The Time Warp: Where I enjoy spending my time as an OD by Laurie Lesser, OD

    11.25.16: NBEO Part 1 Optometry Boards - A Different Perspective by Sam Flori, OD

    11.3.16: What Standard of Care Means to Me by Douglas Dailey, OD

    10.18.16: Pearls of Wisdom for New Optometry Grads by Megan Ebel, OD

    10.15.16: My Journey to NVI: Advice to Future ODs by Marian Longo, OD

    9.19.16: The Importance of Patient Education by Paul Klenklen, OD

    9.19.16: Young Professionals: How to Navigate the Waters of Uncertainty by David Bechtel, OD

    8.25.16: The Importance of Giving Back by Alan Roth, OD

    8.7.16: Back to School Eye Exams Can Change Lives by Laurie Lesser, OD

    7.28.16: Standard of Care – Corporate Optometry by Sam Flori, OD

    7.9.16: The Breakthrough Experience: Why I Became an OD by Marian Longo, OD

    6.16.16: What ‘Eye’ Thought I Knew by Douglas Dailey, OD

    5.26.16: Four Interview Tips for New O.D. Graduates by Megan Ebel, OD

    5.19.16: My Most Memorable Patient Experience at America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses by Jennifer Redfern, OD

    5.16.16: Corporate Optometry with a Private Practice Feel by Marian L. Longo, OD

    5.6.16: Becoming an Optometrist – I Always Knew... by Sam Flori, OD

    5.3.16: Interview Tips for Recent (and Soon-to-Be) Graduates by David Myles Bechtel, OD MPH MBA

    4.29.16: No Individual is Ever as Smart as a Group by Pamela Riedy, OD, MBA, MA

    4.14.16: The Expanding Scope of Optometry by Ayaz Khan, OD

    3.16.16: Mentorship: National Vision Programs Help New Docs to Succeed by Megan Ebel, OD

    3.3.16: Why Optometry? by Douglas Dailey, OD

    2.22.16: Building Patient Relationships by Michael Hay, OD

    2.11.16: You Have The Responsibility To Do What's Right by Alan Roth, OD

    2.7.16: Specialization vs. Primary Care: They’re Not So Separate After All by Marian Longo, OD

    1.30.16: Corporate Optometry Eye Openers by Pamela Riedy, OD, MBA, MA

    1.23.16: Why I Became an Optometrist by Laurie Lesser, OD

    1.19.16: Tips for the New Year… from a recent graduate by David Myles Bechtel, OD MPH MBA

    1.19.16: Advice for the New Year – to Future Optometrists by Sam Flori, OD


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