Primary Care, Ocular Disease, Contact Lenses.
WHY I LOVE EYE CARE:
Every day is rewarding! From helping improve someone’s vision with contacts or glasses, to helping a patient manage their ocular disease.
Illinois College of Optometry; Residency in Primary Care/Ocular Disease at Illinois College of Optometry
WHAT INSPIRES ME:
Patients. They’re the ones who ultimately make you a better doctor. I always appreciate a patient telling me what I’ve done well or what I could improve on for the next person. I strive for excellence in the exam room and out.
Questions never asked always go unanswered.
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FAVORITE TYPE OF VACATION DESTINATION:
Somewhere on a beach!
Christmas. It’s a full 3 days of family, fun and food.
YOUR ROLE MODEL/HERO:
My residency coordinator and co-residents.
SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU:
I’ve wanted to be an optometrist since I was 11 years old. Even when people told me to keep an open mind and not settle on a career so fast, I tuned them out and made my dream a reality.
WHAT INFLUENCES MAKE YOU A BETTER PRACTIONER?
Having done a residency was the best career decision I made. That year was the most challenging and rewarding time in my life thus far. The experience taught me how to be an independent practitioner, but mostly to go with my gut.
WHAT DISTINCTIVE DETAIL ABOUT YOURSELF AND/OR PRACTICE WOULD YOU LIKE NEW AND CURRENT PATIENTS TO KNOW?
Even though I did a residency in Primary Care/Ocular Disease, I focused all of my free time during optometry school and residency on learning about specialty contact lenses.