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Optometry Times Audio

Q&A: Stuart Richer OD, PhD, FAAO Chief of optometry at DVA Medical Center, North Chicago; president of Ocular Nutrition Society
Q&A: Quy Nguyen, OD Director of Career Development and Minority Enrichment at SUNY
Q&A: Nazanin Galehdari, OD Owner of EyeMax EyeCare, Murray, UTI 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 UniversityI 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, FAAORunning for office, diversity in optometry, and mentoring students
Q&A: Aaron Tarbett, OD, WG Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NCI 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 foundersChanging profession, online CE, and working with your dad
Q&A: William To, 2016 Doctor of Optometry Candidate, Western University of Health SciencesI 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.
Q&A: Bryan Rogoff Principal and consultant for EyeExec ConsultingI enjoyed patient care, but I wanted to do more with my career. I didn’t necessarily look at patient care as where I wanted my career to be. I was recognized to be able to marry clinical and business and mediate communications between the two.
Q&A: Steven Loomis, OD, President of the American Optometric AssociationI grew up in Butte, Montana. My dad was truck driver. He worked for Standard Oil, and he delivered gasoline to the gasoline stations there and the farmers in the area. It’s a beautiful place, phenomenal place, to grow up. Butte always had the reputation for being a little rough because it’s a mining town, but it’s just how I grew up.