Does working with young children push you out of your comfort zone as an OD? Then listen in as Dr. Joseph Allen talks with Dr. Elsa Sheerer about how she found a surprising passion for Pediatric Optometry. They discuss the critical role that visual development plays in learning and behavior, as well as how she discusses myopia management with her young patients’ parents. Finally, Dr. Sheerer shares her passion for teaching optometry students and mentoring undergrads. Sit back and enjoy another great conversation!

Eye Give a Damn! Hosted by Joseph Allen, OD, FAAO, Diplo ABO

Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO Dr. Joseph J. Allen graduated Magna Cum Laude and Salutatorian from the Rosenburg School of Optometry in 2015 and completed his residency at the Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center. Dr. Allen is a practicing optometrist in Minnesota and the founder of Doctor Eye Health, an educational YouTube channel with more than 750K subscribers. There he provides information about eye health, ocular disease and vision products. His videos cover a range of topics that his subscribers frequently ask about: eye floaters, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, contact lenses, eyeglasses, and more. Dr. Allen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the AOA Strategic Communications Committee, and he completed the AOA leadership training in 2022. He was also awarded the Media Advocacy award from the AOA in 2021. Dr. Allen has been featured in Ask Men and Oprah Daily and In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, running, cooking, playing video games, hiking, and biking.

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