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Kevin Cornwell, OD

Dr. Kevin Cornwell graduated from The New England College of Optometry in 2015. He went on to complete a residency in ocular and systemic disease with Indian Health Services in Zuni, New Mexico. He now works with MACT Health Board, Inc in Northern California, a nonprofit organization that provides healthcare for Native Americans. He is enthusiastic about bringing eye care to populations in need, both domestically and abroad. He has been involved with several humanitarian outreach projects, in various parts of California, New Mexico, Nicaragua and Mexico. He is passionate about managing the ocular manifestations of systemic disease, and monitoring ocular pathology through retinal imaging with spectral domain optical coherence tomography. He’s also an avid health crusader and enjoys educating and encouraging patients to better manage metabolic disease. Dr. Cornwell enjoys hiking in the Sierras and recording music as a guitarist for Cornwell Studios' youtube channel.

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Resources
Comparing Equipment for Optometry Students: Which Diagnostic Set Is Best?
Eyecare September 25th, 2020
Comparing Equipment for Optometry Students: Which Diagnostic Set Is Best?

When you start optometry school, your first big purchase is one you'll use your whole career: a diagnostic set. There are a number of brands out there—and opinions—so which one should you choose? Our article breaks it down.

Optometry in the Military: Career Profiles
Eyecare September 10th, 2020
Optometry in the Military: Career Profiles

We interviewed four military optometrists to learn about their experiences, career paths, and advice when it comes to this setting.

Community Health Centers: Optometry Career Profiles
Eyecare August 12th, 2020
Community Health Centers: Optometry Career Profiles

Working in community health is a great opportunity for optometrists who want to provide care to underserved communities and see a wide range of pathology and eyecare needs.

How to Build a Career Out of Specialty Contact Lenses: Optometry Career Profiles
Eyecare July 29th, 2020
How to Build a Career Out of Specialty Contact Lenses: Optometry Career Profiles

Interested in pursuing a career in specialty contact lenses? This interview with three ODs in the field covers the background, training, and daily practice in this specialty setting.

Finding a Career Path with the Indian Health Service: Optometry Career Profiles
Eyecare July 24th, 2020
Finding a Career Path with the Indian Health Service: Optometry Career Profiles

Interested in practicing optometry in the Indian Health Service? Get the inside scoop from two ODs working with the IHS, from challenges to opportunities and benefits.

Anti-Fog Glasses Options for Daily Life and Mask Wearing
Eyecare July 21st, 2020
Anti-Fog Glasses Options for Daily Life and Mask Wearing

Face masks have become a major part of daily life around the world—which means your patients are going to be looking for anti-fog solutions.

What Comes After Paying Off Your Optometry Student Loans
Eyecare June 29th, 2020
What Comes After Paying Off Your Optometry Student Loans

So you've paid off your student loans—what's next?

Ordering Labs For Uveitis: Downloadable Cheat Sheet
Eyecare June 25th, 2020
Ordering Labs For Uveitis: Downloadable Cheat Sheet

So your patient has recurrent, unresponsive, bilateral or granulomatous uveitis. What's next? Here's your quick guide to labs and indications.

Optometry in the Prison System: Career Profiles
Eyecare June 9th, 2020
Optometry in the Prison System: Career Profiles

A common piece of advice for early career ODs is to try as many settings as possible. Here's the inside scoop on practicing optometry in a correctional setting, from challenges to opportunities and benefits.

Finding Your Path to Academic Optometry: Career Profiles
Eyecare June 3rd, 2020
Finding Your Path to Academic Optometry: Career Profiles

We interviewed two optometrists working in academia to understand the opportunities, challenges, and benefits of this setting.

Top Eyecare Scams (Past and Present)
Eyecare May 18th, 2020
Top Eyecare Scams (Past and Present)

Intentionally or not, there's a lot of misinformation about eyecare out there. Here are some of the most common misconceptions and where they come from.

Optometry and Ocular Surgery in the Middle Ages
Eyecare April 30th, 2020
Optometry and Ocular Surgery in the Middle Ages

Sure, some forms of ophthalmic surgery today might seem intimidating, but we took a dive into the history of eyecare to illustrate just how far we've come!

An Introduction to Metabolic Risk Factors in Open Angle Glaucoma
Eyecare April 21st, 2020
An Introduction to Metabolic Risk Factors in Open Angle Glaucoma

In this course, explore the recent research on the correlation between metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus (DM) and primary open angle glaucoma.

How to Become a MES Vision Provider
Eyecare April 17th, 2020
How to Become a MES Vision Provider

Here's how to become a provider with MES Vision!

How to Become a FEDVIP Provider
Eyecare April 10th, 2020
How to Become a FEDVIP Provider

Here's how to become a provider with FEDVIP!

How to Become an Aetna Provider
Eyecare April 4th, 2020
How to Become an Aetna Provider

Here's how to become a provider with Aetna!

How to Become an AlwaysCare Provider
Eyecare April 3rd, 2020
How to Become an AlwaysCare Provider

Here's how to become a provider with AlwaysCare!

Practicing Remote Optometry: Opportunities for Telemedicine in Your Practice
Eyecare March 31st, 2020
Practicing Remote Optometry: Opportunities for Telemedicine in Your Practice

Keeping your practice open during the coronavirus pandemic could mean changing the way you practice optometry—if only for the time being. Here's how to add telemedicine to your practice, plus extra tips on what to do when you're not keeping routine appointments!

Top 5 Tips for Troubleshooting New Glasses Complaints
Eyecare March 26th, 2020
Top 5 Tips for Troubleshooting New Glasses Complaints

No matter how great of a clinician you are, you'll have some patients coming in with complaints about their prescription. Here are five tips for troubleshooting the most common problems with new glasses.

How to Become a Vision Benefits of America Provider
Eyecare March 13th, 2020
How to Become a Vision Benefits of America Provider

Vision Benefits of America (VBA) is a vision and dental insurance company available in all 50 states to individuals, employers and brokers. Here's how to get credentialed!

An Introduction to Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Eyecare February 18th, 2020
An Introduction to Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Learn all about the dos and don'ts of treating patients with IIH. Signs, symptoms, treatment, patient characteristics, and more!

How to Become a United Health Care Provider
Eyecare February 13th, 2020
How to Become a United Health Care Provider

Here's how to become a provider of United Health Care!

How to Become a Vision Plan of America Provider
Eyecare February 5th, 2020
How to Become a Vision Plan of America Provider

Vision Plan of America is a vision and dental plan for individuals, families or employees, only available in California. The current network consists of 413 providers across the state.

An Introduction to Traumatic Optic Neuropathy
Eyecare February 4th, 2020
An Introduction to Traumatic Optic Neuropathy

Unexplained atrophy to the optic nerve can be an unsettling finding. What are the causes? Learn what you need to know about TON, as well as how to treat these patients, by taking this course!

How to Become an EyeBenefits Provider
Eyecare January 21st, 2020
How to Become an EyeBenefits Provider

View the article for screenshots and information on becoming an EyeBenefits provider.

Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Optometry and Ophthalmology
Eyecare January 9th, 2020
Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Optometry and Ophthalmology

The eyecare industry is constantly changing as new technological advancements are being added to the market. Artificial intelligence represents just one of the many innnovations out there today.

Optometry Non-Compete Agreements in All 50 States
Eyecare December 20th, 2019
Optometry Non-Compete Agreements in All 50 States

Most optometry employment agreements contain a non-compete clause. Learn what it means when you're looking for a new job and whether your state has special guidelines.

Managing Neovascular Glaucoma in Cardiovascular Disease
Eyecare December 17th, 2019
Managing Neovascular Glaucoma in Cardiovascular Disease

A systematic approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of neovascular glaucoma in patients with cardiovascular disease.

The Basics of Glaucoma for the General Practitioner
Eyecare December 6th, 2019
The Basics of Glaucoma for the General Practitioner

This course contains the latest information on glaucoma management and treatment. Learn what you can do to best treat these patients.

Top 5 Ways to Market Your Optometry Practice Through Community Outreach
Eyecare October 24th, 2019
Top 5 Ways to Market Your Optometry Practice Through Community Outreach

So, you've started a practice. Now comes the next step: you need patients. Here's how to market your practice to your community and get patients coming in the door.

Top 5 Tips for Applying to Residency Programs
Eyecare September 30th, 2019
Top 5 Tips for Applying to Residency Programs

If you're looking to obtain specialized experience, then an optometry residency is the way to go. Read on to learn the top five tips to ace the application process.

The Top 3 Disruptors to the Optometric Profession in 2019
Eyecare September 16th, 2019
The Top 3 Disruptors to the Optometric Profession in 2019

While new innovations and technologies have made our lives easier, they have also brought significant changes to the optometric profession. Beginning with constantly growing online optical sales, technology is changing the game.

Top 5 Lessons Learned from my Ocular Disease Residency
Eyecare June 21st, 2019
Top 5 Lessons Learned from my Ocular Disease Residency

Pursuing a residency is all about expanding your education and your potential career options. Know what to expect before you decide if its right for you!

5 Ways to Improve Your Spanish Communication Skills
Eyecare May 27th, 2019
5 Ways to Improve Your Spanish Communication Skills

Improving your Spanish-speaking skills can lead to more comfortable patients, better rapport, and more fluid appointments in your new language!

Top 5 Clinical Skills & Techniques for the New Grad OD
Eyecare April 5th, 2019
Top 5 Clinical Skills & Techniques for the New Grad OD

Turning classroom knowledge into clinical skills doesn't happen overnight, but as new grad, there are a few skills that you can keep in your back pocket.

What's the Average Starting Salary for Optometrists in 2019?
Eyecare January 24th, 2019
What's the Average Starting Salary for Optometrists in 2019?

Salary can play a major part in selecting the right job, and it can vary widely. We've broken down what you can expect from different modalities.

The New Grad's Guide to OD/MD Practice
Eyecare August 14th, 2018
The New Grad's Guide to OD/MD Practice

As you look for your next (or first) job, there’s a good chance you might find an opportunity within an OD/MD practice. Here's how to take advantage of it.

Should Optometrists Prescribe Fish Oil For Every Patient?
Eyecare July 17th, 2018
Should Optometrists Prescribe Fish Oil For Every Patient?

When done properly, prescriptions for nutritional supplements — like fish oil — can help facilitate healing and prevent disease progression.

Optometry within the Indian Health Service: Residency and Beyond
Eyecare April 19th, 2018
Optometry within the Indian Health Service: Residency and Beyond

As a new grad OD, you're looking to get the most experience and education from your first setting. Ever thought about an IHS optometry residency?

My Patient Has Optic Nerve Pallor: What Do I Do?
Eyecare February 27th, 2018
My Patient Has Optic Nerve Pallor: What Do I Do?

Underlying causes of pale optic nerves can range from benign to brain tumor, so the stakes are potentially high. In cases where we come up short on explaining the presence of optic atrophy given the patient’s history and exam findings, neuroimaging is our next best step.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention & Remission: The Optometrist’s New Role
Eyecare January 30th, 2018
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention & Remission: The Optometrist’s New Role

There are certain measures optometrist can take when it comes to type 2 diabetes prevention. Here are some things you should be considering.

Eyecare in Prison - Alternate Career Pathways
Eyecare November 8th, 2017
Eyecare in Prison - Alternate Career Pathways

Delivering eyecare in prison may be a viable and rewarding career pathway for many new grad optometrists. Here is what you need to know.