Take control of your career and gain insights into the latest trends in hiring within the Optometry field.

How to Find the Right Practice Environment for You—ODs Offer Advice

There are many different career paths a doctor of optometry could take, and there isn’t one perfect fit for everyone. AOAExcel asked five doctors of optometry for advice on how to find the right practice environment.

OD Insight: How to Survive Your First Weeks at a New Practice

AOAExcel asked doctors of optometry for advice on how you can set yourself up for success in your first weeks at a new practice.

Five Questions Interviewees Should be Asking During Their Optometric Job Interviews

Whether you are an experienced doctor of optometry or a recent graduate applying for your first position, settle your nerves by asking the right questions.

Beyond the Classroom—4 Things ODs Wish They Knew When They Graduated

AOAExcel talked with four doctors of optometry to learn what they wished they had known at the time of their graduation.

ODs Share the 4 Self-Care Habits that Help Them Prevent Burnout

Taking time to take care of and focus on yourself is an important step in preventing burnout. AOAExcel talked with 8 doctors of optometry to discuss how they practice self-care.

Easy Fixes for your Optometric Resume

AOAExcel talks with recruiter Chelsea Page to find easy ways to improve your resume and cover letter to get the position you want.

ODs Share 3 Keys to Reducing Stress and Preventing Burnout in the Practice

Reducing stress is crucial for facilitating a healthy workplace culture and providing excellent care. AOAExcel talked with five doctors of optometry from a variety of backgrounds and career stages to discuss the importance of mental health and to learn some best practices for reducing stress in the optometric practice.

How to discuss work-life balance with your employer

Having the right work-life balance can be important to you as you seek a new position. AOAExcel spoke to an experienced OD on the best way to approach the topic.

Starting the Career Search: Tips for Young ODs

A young doctor of optometry starting a career search can be aided greatly with timely advice from an OD who has been there before.

How to Start Networking Today: 4 ODs Discuss Building Professional Connections

Networking is an important part of professional development, but getting started can be tough—we asked 4 ODs for advice on building connections.