My Independent Practice Inside Walmart Allowed Me to Break Free from Private Practice Constraints

By Shauna Thornhill, OD Jan 2020

By Shauna Thornhill, OD—I started my career in a high-end luxury practice. There were not enough available hours each week, so I also began working in an independent practice adjacent to Walmart three days a week.

What’s Good for the Patient Is Good for the Practice

By By Naheed Ahmad, OD Dec 2019

By Naheed Ahmad, OD—Driving home 19 years ago from my work at a wonderful private practice in the Atlanta area, I saw a sign for a Walmart Supercenter coming soon.

Practice Setting Allows OD to Keep Her Commitment to Her Patients and Her Country

By WO Nov 2019

After Melanie Zhang, OD, finished her two-year commitment as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, she began working in private practice.

For the Le Sisters, Optometry Is the Family Business

By WO Nov 2019

For My Le, OD, and Yen Le, OD, FAAO, their inspiration to go into optometry was influenced by their parents and sisters being physicians.

A Series of Career Firsts—All in a Corporate Setting

By WO Sep 2019

Amanda Lee, OD, has had a series of career firsts in a corporate setting.

Thinking "Outside the Box"

By WO Jun 2019

When Melissa Viker, OD, heard that a new Walmart store was opening in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, she considered how many potential patients walked through the store every day.


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