Pathways to Practice - Dr. Landrio
Lori Landrio, OD, of Merrick, N.Y., talks about how she came into optometry after starting her career as a paralegal. With guidance from a female ophthalmologist and mentor Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO, Dr. Landrio gained the confidence that if these women with young children could do it, she could, too. Dr. Landrio started her optometric career as a clinical director for a laser center, which allowed her to spend time with her young son on weekends and evenings. She opened her private practice seven years ago, once she felt she was able to commit the time needed. Her son, now 26, is an optician in the practice. "Optometry is more than I thought it would ever be," she says. "It has offered me great financial security, flexible hours, a sense of medical involvement and a co-management opportunity with ophthalmologists that will only enhance my career."