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J&J Vision Provides Support to Help Student ODs Meet Clinical Requirements

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When the spread of coronavirus this spring led to stay-at-home directives for much of the U.S. population, little did most people know the impact this would have on optometry students. Yet as part of their clinical curriculum, optometry students are scheduled to see patients in clinics, practices, hospitals, and VA settings to gain first-hand patient experience. But in the midst of the COVID-19 environment, these student-patient interactions were canceled for safety reasons, which left many students wondering how they would meet the clinical hours and direct patient care required for graduation. Read More