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Women Closing in on 70 Percent of First-year Optometry Students

The percentage of women entering North American schools and colleges of optometry is at the highest level seen in the nine years that Women In Optometry has been tracking the data. After three years of staying steady at 66 percent, the composition of women entering optometry school as the class of 2018 has jumped to 69 percent this fall.

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A 40-year Retrospective: Optometry Then and Now

When Beth Workman, OD attended optometry school there were only five women in her student body of 200. Now, more than 50 percent of students are women.

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Remembering Their Firsts and Thinking About Those Yet to Come

April Jasper, OD, FAAO, and Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, MPH look back at their milestones and important firsts in their careers, while keeping an eye on their future.

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October 2, 2014

What's Your Professional Style? Event Coverage

Read these stories from the Women In Optometry live event held at the Union League in Philadelphia.

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