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    Making New Year’s resolutions, optometry style



    Rachel Grant, OD

    Memphis, TN

    Professional: Be more organized/prepared on a didactic level; 2018 will be my second semester lecturing to the first-year students, and I really want to be a couple of steps (weeks?) ahead of them and the material this time!

    Personal: Move more toward a plant-based diet. No documentary or article really pushed me in this direction, but last year one resolution I had was to cook more meals at home. In coming up with recipes, I have found there’s a lot more vegan/vegetarian options/alternatives out there than I realized (and that taste good), which makes it a lot more feasible. But notice how I said move “more” toward…

    Also, read 50 books. I have set this goal for myself for a few years now. Read any 50 books. The closest I have come is to Number 49 (City on Fire), but I just couldn’t make it through it in time.

    Dan Bintz, OD

    Elk City, OK

    I really need to exercise, even a small amount. I have all the stuff I need, except for the time part.

    Bryan Wolynski, OD, FAAO

    New York City

    I know it’s a little cliché, but to make sure I go to the gym after work, no matter how stressed and tired I am.

    Related: Top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.

    Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, FAAO

    Madison, AL

    Editorial Advisory Board member

    For 2018, my resolutions are:

    • Spend more time with family.

    • Do intense pulsed light therapy for ocular surface disease

    • Not have any surgery

    • Write 100 fascinating articles for Optometry Times

    Michael Davis, OD

    Eldersburg, MD

    Educate my optical staff better so they can better educate the patients on the fine points of optical products.

    John Rumpakis, OD, MBA

    Lake Oswego, OR

    Editorial Advisory Board member

    My New Year’s resolutions are to work harder, covet relationships more, be kinder and smarter, and to smell the roses a bit more frequently and not to let the bumps in the road overshadow the sun on my back.

    Barbara Fluder, OD

    Merrillville, IN

    I don’t usually make resolutions. I think continuing to be a good, compassionate person is always an ongoing pursuit. I hope to continue to be open to life’s lessons and continue to expand my optometric knowledge.


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