Welcome to WO Voices, a podcast series from Women In Optometry, featuring women ODs and others who talk about some aspect of practice, business, career choices, family, volunteer interests, leadership in the profession and more.
WO Voices is a chance to share ideas within the WO community and beyond. It’s another platform to bring women’s voices in the profession to the fore. If you’d like to join us on a podcast episode, we’d love to hear from you.
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Dr. Whitney Hauser: Can You Dabble in Dry Eye
Whitney Hauser, OD, says that doctors don't need to invest in expensive technologies to start diagnosing and treating patients with dry eye symptoms. As doctors become more familiar with it and assess their community's need, they can scale up.
Dr. Melissa Barnett: The Joy of Fitting Scleral Lenses
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, from Sacramento, California, is a leading authority on scleral lenses. She's the co-author of Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application, and here she shares the passion that drove her to fitting scleral lenses—and why she hopes more doctors will, too.
Dr. Laurie Sorrenson: Practice Culture
Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO, of Lakeline Vision Source in Austin, Texas, talks about her growing practice reflects the culture of the community and the people who work there.
Dr. Sandra Young: Refrigerator Alchemy - Nutrition for Eye Health
Sandra Young, OD, author of Visionary Kitchen: A Cookbook for Eye Health and Heal Your Dry Eyes: Nutrition and Recipes, joins us to share recipes and menu planning strategies that complement ocular health.
Dr. Lauretta Justin: Building Ramps - Strategies for Working With Special Needs Kids
Lauretta Justin, OD, of Orlando, Florida, shares strategies for working with children with special needs, many of them gleaned from her own experience navigating doctors' visits and other events with her own sons.
Dr. Melissa Barnett and Dr. Melissa Zaleski: Different Perspectives
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, from Sacramento, California, and Melissa Zaleski, OD, MPH, from Tampa, Florida, share their perspectives as an experienced OD new graduate. Dr. Barnett is the co-author of Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application and Dr. Zaleski graduated in 2018 from Nova Southeastern University with an optometry degree and also earned a Masters of Public Health.