Mary Anne Murphy, OD, of Broomfield, Colorado, not only works a part-time schedule herself, but she encourages her three female associates and staff to do so as well.
In conversations, Christie Russell-Villnow, OD, heard from her neuropsychologist sister, Leslie Russell-Martin, MS, PhD, that she was noticing visual processing issues in some of her patients in her mental health clinics.
Angela Gulbranson, OD, returned to her hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after her graduation from
Indiana College of Optometry.
In 2008, Laura Martinez, OD, was on track to become a nurse when she was introduced to the Focus on Your Future summer program at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO).
When Karen Preston, OD, was a teenager working in her father’s Seattle, Wash., optometric practice, she was struck by how few children came through the doors. “It didn’t seem right,” she says.
When Valarie Simpson Jerome, OD, left her corporate-affiliated position in Richmond, Va., she imagined herself in an oceanside Florida town building a career-long practice. Little did she realize her trek south would end in her own hometown of Waycross, Ga., via England.
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