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Shauna Thornhill, OD, Owner, Amarillo Vision Specialists
I was born in Colorado. I went to 17 schools kindergarten through twelfth grade. My dad was always searching for the perfect job, and he never really found it. Somehow we ended up in Amarillo, TX.
Q&A: Nazanin Galehdari, OD Owner of EyeMax EyeCare, Murray, UT
I was born in Iran, but I grew up in Salt Lake City. My father was a judge in Iran, my mom was a nurse and a hospital administrator
Q&A: Justin Kwan, OD, FAAO Assistant professor and chief of cornea and contact lens services, Marshall B. Ketchum University
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. My dad worked in the tech industry; he’s an electrical engineer by training.
OD Q&A: Philip Aitsebaomo, OD, PhD, FAAO
Running for office, diversity in optometry, and mentoring students
Q&A: Aaron Tarbett, OD, WG Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NC
I always had a goal in mind of being an optometrist. Microbiology was an undergraduate major, but I was focused on getting to optometry school as soon as I graduated high school.
Paul Farkas, OD, FAAO, and Adam Farkas, MD, MBA ODwire and CEwire founders
Changing profession, online CE, and working with your dad
Q&A: Carla Mack, OD, MBA; Director of Professional and Clinical Support, for U.S. Vision Care at Alcon
Q&A: Carla Mack, OD, MBA; Director of Professional and Clinical Support, for U.S. Vision Care at Alcon
Contact lenses, communications, and knowing how to properly bill and code
Q&A: William To, 2016 Doctor of Optometry Candidate, Western University of Health Sciences
I always wanted to help people and be in health care. It did take me a little while to figure out where in health care. I was going the pre-dental route originally—I worked in at a dental office as an assistant during undergraduate. I liked it a lot. But, anybody who meets me, one of the first things they’ll tell you is that I’m a big people person, I like meeting people, I like talking to people, and in dental that’s more of a one-way conversation, it’s not quite the same.