Opt shadowing

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by itsallgood19, May 24, 2012.

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  1. itsallgood19

    itsallgood19 5+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2011
    Since I figure that most people on these forums are in the optometry profession, does anybody know of any ODs or Eye Care practices in the NJ area that welcome students to shadow? I live in northern NJ and cannot find anyone willing to let me shadow a few times...if anyone can help out this would be extremely appreciated!
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  3. Shnurek

    Shnurek Banned 2+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2010
    Keep trying. Call your optometrist if you have one. I suggest you shadow ODs at every possible setting you can. Private practice, commercial, VA, MD/OD setting, or even military if they will allow you to do so. If you cannot do this then you are either anti-social or just have really bad luck!
  4. itsallgood19

    itsallgood19 5+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2011
    I understand I will keep trying, some just don't call back/allow it. Does anyone know of any particular ODs/locations that are shadow friendly from experience or something?
  5. Greeni


    Feb 22, 2012
    I just basically grabbed a phone book and called every office OD/MD until I found one that was willing to let me shadow. if it is a larger office speak to the office speak to the office manager and explain what you want to do. Good Luck.
  6. Visionary

    Visionary Medical Retinologist 10+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2003
    You might also consider going to the offices, rather than calling. Harder for them to blow you off, if you're face-to-face.
  7. Dirk Funk

    Dirk Funk Banned

    Jul 5, 2012
    East Village, NY
    I always hated shadowing--made me feel neeeervous.:eek:

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