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. Pam Theriot: A Patient's Step-by-step Treatment Guide
Pam Theriot, OD, FAAO, is the author of Alleviate Dry Eye, an eight-week program and workbook for patients. The program uses a four-step treatment plan plus journaling and lifestyle habits. Week 2 emphasizes the need to schedule an eye exam. Visit pamtheriot.com to learn more.
Dr. Kerry Giedd: Pack up the Family; We're Going on a Mission Trip
Kerry Giedd, OD, FAAO, of Orlando, Florida, has been traveling to the Dominican Republic for years to provide refractive eye care services. It's a family affair and opportunity for service; her husband and three children just went along on a trip she took in November.
SmartMoney - Jill Showalter, OD: Building a Dry Eye Practice
Sharing this from our friends at Review of Optometric Business and CareCredit. Jill Showalter, OD, describes how she can make specialized eye care services more accessible to more patients by accepting patient financing.
Dr. Sandra Young: A Sea Buckthorn Smoothie Changed My Life
Sandra Young, OD, author of Visionary Kitchen: A Cookbook for Eye Health and Heal Your Dry Eyes: Nutrition and Recipes, discusses how certain foods can support a healthy ocular surface. Plus, you’ll learn about sea buckthorn!
Dr. Shauna Thornhill: Move Over, Santa
Shauna Thornhill, OD, of Amarillo, Texas, discusses how her annual Sight Before Christmas project has grown. Each year, her practice donates about 200 no-cost eye exams and collects more than 1,000 toys for children in the area. She's optometry's own right jolly old elf. Plus, she's on the cover of our current issue.
Dr. Rachael Wruble: Young ODs - Know Your Worth
Rachael Wruble, OD, FAAO, of Belmont and Charlotte, North Carolina, is the 2019 Theia Award Young OD winner. Listen as she shares negotiating tips that she's used in her career and her advocacy roles.