When these two OD students signed on for eyeFWD, Luxottica’s five-day education program, they expected to learn about the business of eye care. They came away with so much more.
These students are preparing for an opportunity of a lifetime.
When these two ODs hit their stride, they realized that they could take on a larger role, reach a greater number of patients and be
more in control of their careers by expanding into a second location. In fact, one sees no reason to stop at two.
Sammy Hashemian, OD, and her twin sister, Honey Hashemian, OD, each came across the idea of becoming an optometrist at a different point in her undergraduate career at UCLA.
When Jessica Bodamer heard through the school’s American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) trustees that Luxottica and OneSight, its global nonprofit with a mission to eradicate the global vision crisis, were inviting students to go along its May 2017 trip to Tanzania, “I knew right away I wanted to go.”
In May, 13 Luxottica Retail-affiliated ODs and 25 optometry school students were part of a one-week clinic in Tanzania with OneSight.
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