Latest News CovalentCareers to Partner With Student Optometric Leadership Network By Staff Monday, October 9, 2017 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—CovalentCareers, a California-based career development and digital media company, announced its support of Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLN), a private practice optometry club dedicated to cultivating tomorrow’s private practice leaders. Effective immediately, CovalentCareers will be donating 10 percent of premium eyecare revenue to support the success of SOLN, which is run entirely by optometry students and new graduate ODs.“CovalentCareers is dedicated to supporting both private practice and optometry students,” said Matthew Geller, OD, co-founder and CEO of CovalentCareers. “To ensure a strong future for optometry, we must provide future optometric leaders with direct access to educational lessons on how to succeed in practice.”SOLN comprises a group of students and ODs from across the nation who are motivated to find success in optometry private practice. The organization invests in its members’ professional development by inviting doctors such as Amir Khoshnevis, Ryan Parker, Pete Kehoe, and Alan Glazier to share their expertise regarding workplace success and leadership skills. SOLN also initiates trips to key eyecare industry organizations, including VSP Global and Essilor, opening the doors for students and new ODs to interact with these companies’ leadership teams.Additionally, SOLN holds an annual conference, where students and new ODs converge to promote one another, share experiences, and discuss knowledge gleaned from other conferences, such as Vision Expo, Academy, Optometry’s Meeting, SECO International and others.