Jun 10, 2024
Vision Source is Committed To Supporting The NEXT Generation of ODs

Through various events and NEXT resources, Vision Source assists students as they begin their private practice journey. This past weekend NEXT attended The Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLN) meeting in Nashville, TN. 

Each of the optometry schools sends two delegates each summer for a meeting where student leaders come together to learn more about opportunities in private practice, the state of the industry and develop their leadership skills, in order to take their knowledge back to their private practice clubs at each of their campuses.

Last week, Vision Source sponsored a very special Keynote Speaker for the meeting and hosted a practice crawl with a local office.

We want to thank Platinum-selling recording artist, Doug Brown, for attending last week's meeting. Brown, who is a songwriter & producer from Nashville, TN, was the lead singer in the pop/rock band SAFETYSUIT, along with being a songwriter for Sony Music Publishing. His songs have amassed hundreds of millions of streams worldwide. Doug helped attendees learn and EXPERIENCE the art of Fearless Collaboration. As he shared stories about working together with his band and other artists he walked attendees at SOLN through the process of writing a song. As a result here is the song that attendees helped to write during the session!

Vision Source also shared more information with students about the Vision Source NEXT Program including the launch of the tuition forgiveness program through members looking to hire an associate. Click here to learn more about the NEXT Associate OD Placement Program which provides student loan debt relief to participants.

2024 AOA Optometry Meeting

If you weren't able to make last week's meeting you can still join us at the AOA Optometry Meeting where Vision Source is investing in the future of private practice by speaking to students in attendance.

On June 19-21, Vision Source NEXT will participate in a leadership link and career fair at the AOA Optometry Meeting in Nashville, TN. We will have a booth to engage with students looking to enter private practice after graduation. We will share opportunities for new grads to be hired by members as associates as well as opportunities for purchasing an existing practice or starting cold. We will also encourage students to join our online Vision Source NEXT community or update their existing profiles. Click here or look below for AOA events details.

If you have an associate position open, make sure you post it on Insight here so potential candidates can find you.

Don't forget to follow our Facebook and Instagram social media pages for the latest information on NEXT.