Launches to Provide New Graduates with the Resources to Succeed


Matthew Geller, OD.

ST. LOUIS—A new website for post-graduate optometrists, offers resources to help inspire clinical and financial growth as an OD. Content includes articles on new graduate success, licensing, insurance, clinical skills and practice management. Creating a user profile entitles users to the free e-book, "How to Get Your Optometry License—A Guide to All 50 States," and to access content that will be updated monthly. Essilor of America  and Vision Source are the exclusive sponsors of the new website, and the American Optometric Association encourages new ODs to use this tool for career development.

“The future of the profession lies in the hands of our most recent graduates,” said Samuel D. Pierce, OD, liaison trustee for the AOA Student and New Graduate Committee. “ offers these new doctors of optometry online content and resources designed to help them launch their careers and prepare them for the journey ahead.”

The site was founded by Matthew Geller, OD, who also launched

“We’re here to make life easier for new graduates,” he said. There can be a lot to consider immediately out of academia, Geller explained, and still more to learn about the practical side of optometry that can leave new ODs overwhelmed as they transition into their careers. “Instead of feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to begin, hopefully, these resources will help them be more likely to take on a bigger responsibility, maybe a more difficult route, and feel more confident in doing that,” Geller said.