In March, students from the Nova Southeastern University participated in the CooperVision® Myopia Practice Crawl event and visited two local private practices to discuss how they’ve successfully implemented myopia management into their practices. Students visited Dr. Rhue at West Broward Eyecare and Dr. Abdalla at Eyes on Weston.
Amanda Aker, a student at Nova Southeastern University, Class of 2024, shared her thoughts on the event:
“I had the opportunity to participate in a Myopia Management Practice Crawl organized by CooperVision®. With a post-boards glow, my classmates and I visited two practices in South Florida that incorporate myopia management. Both practices followed different paths to myopia management, and they each had unique strategies of implementation. A ‘wall of patients’ made the biggest impact on me: all the children undergoing treatment had their Polaroid picture posted in the hallway, similar to what many orthodontists do. I loved seeing their smiling faces and I bet it makes each child feel special when they walk through that practice’s doors. There are so many ways that optometrists can change people’s lives, and I am grateful to have been exposed to yet another approach.”
This is one of many educational events hosted by CooperVision. If you’re interested in learning more about CooperVision or the resources provided to students, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.