Where my interest in low vision began
One of the beautiful aspects of optometry that is often overlooked in the freedom to expand the use of your degree. In school, I learn how to become the best possible clinician that I can but, in the future, I hope to expand my career outside of the traditional path.
Before beginning optometry school I was lucky enough to accept a position working at the Carroll Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Newton, Massachusetts. At that point in my life, I had no idea what low vision rehabilitation was let alone the fact that it was something optometrists specialize in.
It was there, at the Carroll Center that I really found a passion for working with patients in order to help them utilize the vision that they do have to the best of their ability. Each day I would leave inspired by the program’s participants and thankful for the chance to help them maintain their independence. Thus began my journey to optometry school and my curiosity about this career.
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