Canadian Association of Optometry Students (CAOS)

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We’ve created this new space with content specifically for recent Optometry grads in their first few years of practice and Canadian Optometry Students studying in Canada or USA.


Bailey Nelson Career Opportunities -Find Your Fit

Dr. Laurie Lesser explains culture and values of Bailey Nelson and why they might be a great fit for young Optometrists. “It’s where you can bring your true self to work.”

Optometry Student Writing Contest Winners Announced

Optometry Student APERTURE writing contest winners are rewarded with $500 of cash prizes by NextGEN OD. APERTURE is the annual student-run publication by Canadian Association of Optometry Students.

Student Loan Update

Roxanne Arnal, OD and Financial Planner recounts how she handled student debt. She hated it and wanted desperately to get rid of it before moving forward with a business purchase loan or home mortgage.

The Independent Advantage – Dr. Matthew Harrison Eye Recommend

Get the best of both worlds, independence and the support of a large professional network. That’s the key for Independent practice advocate, Dr. Matthew Harrison of the Eye Recommend group.

Charting an alternative path to entrepreneurship: Two partners share their ownership success story

A few months after opening their doors as the first Specsavers location in Toronto, Dr. Jestyn Liew, optometry partner, and Rita Charchyan, retail partner, reflect on their entry into the GTA, with the help of their experienced team.

Path to Practice Ownership with IRIS – Dr. Mark Langer

Dr. Mark Langer, IRIS partner in Vernon, BC shares his path from graduation to IRIS practice partner, passing along words of wisdom for young ODs starting their journey.

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