NextGen OD Student Ambassador Program

Program Overview

Overview: Student Ambassadors are a select group of Canadian Optometry students from across the U.S. and Canada who wish to maintain a collaboration with their peers and forge a connection with the Canadian eye care industry. They have established themselves as leaders among their peers for their school.

Eye Care Business Canada, NextGenOD Canada, and CRO (Clinical & Refractive Optometry)  Journal, are divisions of VuePoint IDS, a 100% owned Canadian media company focused on eye care and eyewear.

Program Perks:

  • Complimentary CRO online CE Student account providing full access to all courses and knowledge-testing quizzes to help with Board Exam preparation
  • Free Subscription to CRO (Clinical & Refractive Optometry) Journal for notification of all new articles
  • Compensation opportunities for special NextGEN activities such as the 2024  Spring NextGEN watch party, trade show participation (Academy, Optometry’s Meeting, others)
  • Publication Opportunities (trade media, and/or scholarly journal): Blog Posts, SM Posts, Full articles in VuePoint publications
  • Opportunity to guide the NextGen community growth
  • Access to complimentary and trial services from sponsors including, free industry-specific career planning report at
  • Acknowledgement on NextGEN Ambassador Web Page (pic and bio)
  • A few fun opportunities along the way!


  • Available to participate in the 2023-24 academic calendar year (September 2023 – August 2024)
  • Coordinate and host an event at your school Spring 2024 (timing TBD)
  • Have an active “professional” Social Media account in at least one of the major Social Media networks
  • Be a positive advocate of and CRO activities


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