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    ECPs share their New Year’s resolutions



    Enjoy life

    “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions,” says Pamela Miller, OD, FAAO, JD, FNAP, Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member, of Highland, CA. “Instead, I firmly believe in enjoying your life, treating people kindly, and having fun, even when it seems a bit overwhelming. Most of all: laugh a lot and take care of the people around you—your family, your staff, your patients, and your friends.”

    “My resolution is to take a very extended (three to six months) sabbatical from my practice in 2016,” says Angel Adolfo Camblor, OD, of Hilo, HI, via ODwire. “The hard part will be finding the right person to fill in for me while I'm gone.”

    “My second grade teacher nailed it for me: ‘Learn to relax and enjoy life,’” says Bill Potter, OD, of Freehold, NJ, via ODs on Facebook. “Not that I don’t, but there’s always room for improvement.”

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    To help avoid burnout, I’ll spend more time with friends and family by reducing the patient load and working a few less number of days each month,” says Joseph Shovlin, OD, FAAO, Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member, of Scranton, PA.

    “I'm resolving to improve my work-life balance while simultaneously drinking less wine,” said Scott G. Hauswirth, OD, FAAO. “It's going to be a tricky year.”

    “As a personal resolution I plan on reading 12 books in the next 12 months,” says Marta Fabrykowski, OD, FAAO.

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    “My New Year’s resolution: be more patient in daily life,” says Whitney Hauser, OD, member of the American Optometric Association.

    “More. I'm going to read more, write more, fish more, hike more, and spend more time with people that truly matter to me,” says Michael W. Ohlson, OD. “The theme will be: more.”

    “I have a few,” says Marc Taub, OD. “To be more patient with those around me, along with getting stronger physically, emotionally, and mentally.”

    “I like the real deal resolutions that are measurable and trackable,” says Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO. “Here are mine: workout at least five days a week and play my guitar at least four times per week—minimum 20 minutes.”

    “Write more often and read more widely,” says Michael Brown, OD, FAAO. “Be kind—for everyone is fighting a great battle."

    Colleen E. McCarthy
    Colleen McCarthy is a freelance writer based in the Cleveland area and a former editor of Optometry Times. She is a 2010 graduate of the ...


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