Civilian OD Takes Pride in Serving Soldiers

By WO Feb 2016

This story originally appeared in our November 2009 issue. Liana Bullock OD, is a civilian in a military setting. But it’s not an unfamiliar one. Dr. Bullock served three years of active duty in the Army until 2005.

That Good Feeling

By WO Feb 2016

This story originally appeared in our November 2009 issue. Joni Weideman, OD, of Tallahassee, Fla., says she was a bit of a “late-in-life bloomer” when it came to figuring out her career. Getting her degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 2003 was the easy part. After that, she was stumped.

The Traveling Optometric Practice

By WO Feb 2016

This story originally appeared in our November 2009 issue. Air Force Major Tara M. Jayne, OD, describes herself and her husband Ronald Jayne, Jr., a former Chinese linguist for the Air Force, as travelers. “We don’t grow roots well,” she says. “But we definitely like the idea of serving in the military, having the opportunity to be in different parts of the country, going on humanitarian missions and serving populations around the world.”

OD Soars to New Heights in U.S. Army

By WO Feb 2016

This story originally appeared in our March 2011 issue. Col. Carol Z. Rymer, OD, MBA, FAAO, who reached her new rank late last year, is the first woman OD to reach that high level of leadership in the U.S. Army—and she did so in a relatively speedy 18 years. What is also remarkable about her career is that she didn’t initially seek an Army career—the military found her and made her an offer too good to refuse.

Dual Careers Cater to Both Interests

By WO Feb 2016

This story originally appeared in our November 2011 issue. At least once a month, Staff Sergeant Joy Stone, OD, trades a phoropter for a French horn. Her colleagues at Drs. Foster, Steele, and Stone Family Optometry in Newport, Tenn., happily accommodate her switch in instrumentation.

On the Ground in Afghanistan

By WO Feb 2016

This story originally appeared in our September 2011 issue. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Debra McNamara, OD, who is the 124th Medical Detachment optometry team leader, 18th MEDCOM from Fort Shafter, Hawaii, shares a common goal with many optometrists: to provide eye care that enhances the patient’s career and lifestyle needs.


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