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My Interest in Optometry - The sense of sight is very complex, yet fascinating. Optometrists have the amazing opportunity to further explore this sense and help patients feel their mere existence to be nothing less than a miracle. The onset of illnesses of the body also manifest in the eyes and can be diagnosed through changes that occur within them. Upon screening for changes in the eyes, diseases such as Alzheimer’s and diabetes can be diagnosed. Given that I already have a background in vision care, I ultimately find no other rewarding career for myself than one that serves patients to see and appreciate the simple pleasures around them....   [tags: Career in Optometry] 745 words
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A Career in Optometry - A Bachelor’s Degree in Vision Science from The University of the Incarnate Word is the first step in obtaining a Doctorate of optometry. What does an optometrist do. On a typical day an optometrist examines people’s eyes to diagnose eye diseases and vision problems, test patients’ visual acuity, perception, and ability to focus or coordinate eyes, prescribes prescriptions, contact lenses, and eyeglasses, and provides vision therapy or preoperative and postoperative care to patients in need of it....   [tags: Medical Careers] 1511 words
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Optometry - Introduction One may ask what exactly is an optometrist and what do they do. Optometrists are the doctors that provide eye care. In their job, they examine patient’s eyes in order to determine if there are problems like farsightedness. As treatment they can prescribe glasses/contacts or other care like vision therapy or low-vision rehabilitation. (bls.gov) History Currently, 168.5 million US citizens use glasses or contact lenses, which means 75% of the adult US population has seen an optometrist (topoptometricschool.com)....   [tags: Career Goals]
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The Scope of Optometry - The Scope of Optometry The practice of Optometry is the examination, diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the ocular health of the human eye and includes, but is not limited to: • the examination of the human eye by any method, other than surgery, to diagnose and to treat or to refer for consultation or treatment any abnormal condition of the eye and adnexa and to co-manage along with physicians and other professionals the ocular well-being of the patient; • the employment of instruments, devices, test lenses, or any refractive procedures, automated or otherwise, pharmaceutical agents and procedures intended for the investigating, measuring, examining,...   [tags: Papers] 1349 words
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Optometry Application Essay - My interest into becoming an optometrist had begun when I was in high school; it happened in an unconventional way. It was not through watching videos, or someone explaining to me what optometry was, but rather, seeing the power of it firsthand. There was a point in my life where I felt emotions that I was unable to comprehend at the time. Seeing a family member on an operating table was the most petrifying moment that I have gone through, especially when the person on the table was my father....   [tags: eyes, education, volunteer] 643 words
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Optometry - Over half the people in the United States wear glasses or contact lenses. Optometrist, also known as “Eye Doctors” or “O.D.’s, have to provide there services in order to meet the demands. Optometrists have to be well-educated and friendly people. All States and the District of Columbia require that optometrists be licensed, which requires a Doctor of Optometry degree from an accredited optometry school and passing both a written and a clinical State board examination. Licenses are renewed every one to three years and in all states, continuing education credits are needed for renewal....   [tags: essays research papers] 849 words
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Correcting Bodily Imperfections: O.T. vs. Optometry - Ever since I arrived at this school freshman year, I have been encouraged by my parents to become an occupational therapist (OT). I am discontent with the descriptions of this career, but I may pursue that career for my parents despite my displeasure. Besides becoming an occupational therapist, I am also considering the profession of an optometrist since I am interested in helping people acquire perfect eyesight. Although the two careers optometry and occupational therapy are similar because of their relation to the field of science, optometry seems as if it is a more suitable career choice to fit my character....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Complex Visual Hallucinations and Macular Degeneration - Complex Visual Hallucinations and Macular Degeneration Located in the center of the retina, the sensitive macula provides us with sight in the center of our field of vision. When we look directly at something, the macula allows us to see the fine details. This sharp, straight-ahead vision is necessary for driving, reading, recognizing faces, and doing close work, such as sewing. Macular degeneration is the impairment of this central macular area. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in the Western world in the over 50 age group....   [tags: Optometry Psychiatry Neurology Essays]
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Human Factors Issues of Glare - Human Factors Issues of Glare The problem of glare affects all individuals. Although it is usually only a fleeting annoyance, glare can have grave consequences. For instance, problems caused by glare from computer screens account for 10 million optometrist examinations per year (Berman, 1998). There are two types of glare: discomfort glare and disability glare. The types of glare are distinguished by their origin. Discomfort glare comes from an external source; it is the physical sensation one experiences in the presence of a light source that is too bright....   [tags: Optometry Vision Glare Essays]
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Age-Related Vision Loss and Driver Safety Issues - Age-Related Vision Loss and Driver Safety Issues With dramatic increases in the number of motor vehicles on public roadways in this century, driving safety is an issue that affects every one of us. Most Americans rely on the use of personal motor vehicles as their primary means of transportation, and must put themselves at risk every day. The risk of a motor vehicle accident increases when our perceptive skills are degraded in any way. Such is the case with alcoholic intoxication, impairment from the use of narcotics, and loss of perceptual accuracy due to any biological reason....   [tags: Optometry Vision Sight Driving Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Medi-Cal Budget Cuts - The Advantage and Disadvantages of Medi-Cal Budget Cuts About five years ago, my doctor told me I am a Type 2 diabetic. As a result, I have experienced an array of other health problems due to diabetes. My vision has gotten worse and I experience frequent toothaches. Recently, I was unable to receive treatment for my serious dental problem by a dentist. I had apses on the top and bottom of my mouth. As a result, I missed numerous days of class and my instructors almost dropped me from their class....   [tags: California Healthcare]
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Optometric Surgery - According to a survey conducted on Student Doctor Network, fifty-six percent of voters voted “absolutely No” to allowing Optometrists to conduct surgeries. These voters were M.D’s, D.O’s, or current medical students. In the United States, surgery is currently not apart of the average optometrist’s job description (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Although access to surgical procedures may increase, optometrists should not be allowed to perform surgery because they are inexperienced with modern surgical procedures, patients may not even understand the difference between an “optometrist” and “ophthalmologist”, and operations conducted by optometrists ultimately place patients’ health at risk....   [tags: Medical Research]
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What is The Meaning of Free Will in Life - Free will is the idea in which individuals can have the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate, and this idea of free will served as a prevalent theme in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut illustrates the absurdity of no free will in Pilgrim’s world through the book’s nonlinear structure and unorganized plot. The novel is constructed as a series of inconsistent flashbacks and future incidents through the eyes of the protagonist, Billy Pilgrim. Billy Pilgrim is able to time-travel to the past and future, but without any control over his peculiar ability....   [tags: free will, slaughterhouse five, kurt vonnegut]
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Slaughterhouse Five - Novel Summary Billy Pilgrim is unstuck in time, and so is Slaughterhouse Five. Novel follows Billy's "unhinged" life. If I write every hop, skip, and jump, the summary would be as complicated as the book. These are the basic facts of Pilgrim's life; they are shown in chronological order (but are definitely not in the book): Billy Pilgrim is born in 1922 and grows up in Ilium, New York. He is a funny-looking youth, he does reasonably well in high school, enrolls in night classes at the Ilium School of Optometry, and is soon drafted into the army and the Second World War....   [tags: essays research papers] 566 words
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My Father's Grand Opening - The day I entered my father’s grand opening to his new business, I was overwhelmed with the diverse crowd that surrounded the party. As the party started, I was introduced to everyone as the owner’s daughter; everyone seemed normal to me; however I met this gentleman whose smile captivated my attention. It turned out that he is a well known and very established Professor at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine., I started talking to him regarding the dental school, as I was planning my future in regards to what I should be doing, in terms of a health care career, whether it was medicine, dentistry, optometry or medical research....   [tags: career, ] 603 words
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Experience of Time Travel, War, and Death in Slaughterhouse-Five - Slaughterhouse-Five is a stirring science-fiction book, which contains many interesting themes such as, space and time travel, philosophy on death, war, and aliens. In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, The main character, Billy Pilgrim, is not in the first chapter. The author of this book, Kurt Vonnegut is the main character in this chapter (Harris). This book is written in a rather random order because Billy Pilgrim lived his life that way. In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, the author’s imagination helps him get through reality by giving him the illusion that he is traveling through time and cannot die (Westbrook)....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five Essays]
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The Falsity of Tralfamadore in Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five - War: armed, hostile conflict between different groups with conflicting viewpoints. Though this simple definition may be acceptable to Merriam-Webster, war is a very controversial and complicated subject. Limiting war to the framework of a single definition would diminish the severity and complexity of the issue. Men and women who have engaged in combat often come home carrying a burden of grief and angst. Gruesome images of death or torture can be imprinted in these soldiers’ minds alongside a guilty conscience that may have accompanied their actions during the war....   [tags: Slaughterhouse Five Essays]
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Optometric World: Smart People, Smart Phones, Smart Contacts? - Throughout the years movies have implemented technology that has never been seen before to create a futuristic setting. Throughout the Terminator movies, viewers see data overlaid the main character’s world through contact lenses. At the time when Terminator was released, this was not possible through contemporary technology, but now scientists at the University of Washington are on the way to getting the perfect smart contacts. Eyes are truly an extension of the brain and receive the information which the brain sees and integrates....   [tags: eyes, brain, lenses, contact lenses]
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Introducing a Co-Payment System in Australian Healthcare - Introduction Australia has succeeded in producing a healthcare system that is providing above average health care to its population. Australians are healthier than ever with death rates continuing to decline and life expectancies to increase; the rate of life-threatening diseases is low; and the health care system provides universal access according to medical need. The Australian government recognises the need for continual reviewing and improvement of the current system—we cannot be complacent and must recognise that the system must be updated as time goes forward and according to the current economic situation....   [tags: Health, Medical Costs]
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Vision Correction: Leonardo Da Vinci experiments - Before 1887, people relied on spectacles as their main source of vision correction. It is unknown when spectacles came to existence, however, the “oldest known lens were found in the ruins of ancient Nineveh” (Drewry, 2001). Spectacles were magnifying glasses, used to make objects appear larger than its actual size. Not only were spectacles magnifying glasses, they were also used by the Chinese to protect your eyes from evil forces (Drewry, 2001). The majority of Europeans were self-conscious about wearing spectacles in public....   [tags: europeans, scleral lenses, contact lenses]
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Australian Health Care and Reform - Introduction A country’s health care system refers to all the institutions, programs, personnel, procedures, and the resources that are used to meet the health needs of its population. Health care systems vary from one country to another, depending on government policies and the health needs of the population. Besides, health care programs are flexible in the sense that they are tailored to meet health needs as they arise. Among the stakeholders in the formulation of a country’s health care system are governments, religious groups, non-governmental organizations, charity organizations, trade/labor unions, and interested individuals (Duckett, 2008)....   [tags: Australian Health Care System]
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Slaughterhouse Five - Slaughterhouse Five Billy Pilgrim is born in 1922 and grows up in Ilium, New York. A funny-looking, weak youth, he does well in high school, then he enrolls in night classes at the Ilium School of Optometry, and is soon drafted into the army. He serves as a chaplain's assistant, is sent into the Battle of the Bulge, and almost gets taken prisoner by the Germans. Just before being captured he first becomes unstuck in time. He sees the entirety of his life in one sweep. Billy is transported with other privates to the beautiful city of Dresden....   [tags: essays research papers] 1252 words
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Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" - I. Author- Kurt Vonnegut’s background had an endless influence upon his writing. In his early years, Vonnegut was a private in the 106th infantry division in World War II. He and five scouts were caught behind enemy lines, and then captured. They were held POWs and were beaten on various occasions. In 1945, they witnessed the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany. Kept during this time in a slaughterhouse, this is part of the inspiration for Slaughterhouse-five. After being released from the Slaughterhouse, Vonnegut called Dresden “utter destruction” and “carnage unfathomable”....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Computers and Society - The early computer development began in the late 60’s, at that time their common use was for complex mathematical calculations, and were mostly used by government corporations. As time went on computers became widely popular, and they were being used at a personal level. The Apple Lisa Computer was the first successful personal computer with a GUI interface which was introduced in 1983. Nowadays computers have become extremely popular, and they are being used almost everywhere. We are becoming overwhelmingly dependent on computer technology which is causing a negative impact on the human society because of the following reasons, lack of social confidence, privacy threat and health problems....   [tags: computer technology, social confidence, health]
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Kurt Vonnegut - Here is some info on Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 11, 1922. After attending Cornell University from 1941-43 Vonnegut served in World War II and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. As a prisoner of war, he survived the fire bombing of Dresden by Allied forces on 13 February, 1945 in an underground meat-storage cellar. When he emerged the next morning, Vonnegut was put to work pulling corpses from the ruins of the desolated city once known as "the Venice of the North." In one night the horrific fire-bombing of Dresden killed more people than the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined, more than 135,000 in all....   [tags: essays research papers] 723 words
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Billy Pilgrim as a Saint or Nutcase in Slaughterhouse Five - Billy Pilgrim as a Saint or Nutcase in Slaughterhouse Five Billy is a nut, he's just plain bonkers. For started Billy has a history of mental problems he has been institutionalized twice. The first time was when he father died this was while he was in training, before he went off to war. The second time was when he came back from the war. Plus he had the head injury from the plane crash. He only started talking about the Tralfamadorians after the plane. And it's odd that every thing about the Tralfamadorians is from those good old Kilgore Trout novels....   [tags: Papers] 544 words
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EVALUATING NORTH AMERICAN HEALTH SYSTEMS - INTRODUCTION Compensating the affairs of economic efficiency with the demands of sociopolitical rights is a constant source of tension in Canada and the United States alike. In no other element is this tension more apparent than in the group of complex markets we call the health care system. Canadians have been fortunate enough to receive a universal health care system for nearly forty years. This is a single-payer system funded by the governments, both provincial and federal, but at what costs....   [tags: essays research papers] 1618 words
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Preventing Computer Vision Syndrome - Preventing Computer Vision Syndrome Many people in today’s world experience a number of discomforts in relation to spending too much time in front of a computer. These discomforts are especially common for students at Iowa State University because computer technology is used for most of the classes taught here. Many students are unaware of the damage that they are doing to themselves by staring at computer screens for extended periods of time. This paper will describe some of the effects that these students may experience which include: dry, burning eyes; blurred vision; delayed focusing; altered color perception; headaches; tired eyes; eyestrain; sore eyes; red eyes; contact lens discomfo...   [tags: Health Vision Computer Essays]
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Myopia Development in Infants - Myopia Development in Infants An impairment in vision can lead to a very challenging life. Many Americans suffer from abnormalities in their vision. They suffer with diseases such as glaucoma, hyperopia, and myopia. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is fairly prevalent in the United States of America. In fact, it is estimated that twenty-five percent of the population of the United States is nearsighted (Kolata, 1985). Myopia occurs when the resting eye becomes focused on distant objects. The lens of the eye must become thicker and the radius of curvature must be increased in order for the eye to look at nearby objects....   [tags: Vision Sight Nearsightedness Disorders Essays]
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Wal-Mart Supply Chain Management - Retail super-giant Wal-Mart has fought its way to becoming the world's largest company. Much of their success can be attributed to providing a vast assortment of products at exceptional prices all under one roof. Wal-Mart began operations in 1964 and has since become the world leader in retail. Today, Wal-Mart is visited by 138 million customers per week at their 4,750 stores. Wal-Mart operates under four basic rules in order to satisfy such a large number of customers: Respect the individual, provide the best service to their customers, strive for excellence, and exceed customer expectations....   [tags: Wal-Mart Logistics ]
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Wal-mart A Retail Legend - Question...where can you shop for electronics, clothes, and groceries, get your oil changed, go to the bank, see the optometrists and pick up a medical prescription. The answer is Wal-Mart. Best known for, everyday low prices, Wal-Mart’s history is one of innovation, leadership, and success. Brief History of Wal-Mart Wal-Mart was founded by Sam Walton who was born in March 1918 in the town of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Graduating from the University of Missouri, Sam enlisted in the Army in support of the World War II effort....   [tags: Retail Industry] 1825 words
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Down Syndrome - Down syndrome is a birth defect caused by a genetic disorder that affects 350,000 people in the United States. It is caused by abnormalities in the genes and is not inherited, meaning that parents do not pass this onto their children. Genetics is the study of heredity or how certain traits are passed from parents to their children. Genes are the basic unit of heredity. Cells are the building blocks of your body and each one of us has more than 100 trillion cells. Our genes are located in chromosomes....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Sears Essentials - I. Introduction a. Sears Essenials – A new type of store from Sears. b. Cover who they are, what has been done, when new stores open and what stores are open now, locations, and the aim of these new stores. II. Who a. Sears Essentials is a new store format that opened after the merger with K-Mart b. Sears Essentials was originally planned as stores in areas where there was no competition, but may be expanding into areas with high levels of competition III. What a. These stores are a combination of: i....   [tags: essays research papers] 438 words
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Myopia - Myopia is a vision problem that has an effect on about one-third of the population. This condition often sets in at childhood and is one that many of your family and friends suffer from everyday. Even I experience it everyday. However, myopia is normally not life-threatening or even hazardous to your health. Myopia is nothing more than nearsightedness. Myopia occurs because of the shape of the eyeball. Instead of a `normal' shaped eyeball, the myopic eyeball is slightly longer. This results in light rays focusing in front of the retina, instead of directly on it....   [tags: Health] 727 words
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