WO Voices
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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.

Tell us what you think of this podcast, or if you’d like to be a guest on WO Voices, please email wovoicesonline@gmail.com.

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Dr. Lauretta Justin: What to Look for in Team Members

Lauretta Justin, OD, of Millennium Eye Center in Orlando, Florida, talks about the advantage of a four-hour final work interview. It's one of the elements of pulling together a team that can do magic for a practice.

Dec 2018

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.

Dec 2018

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.

Dec 2018

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.

Dec 2018

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!

Dec 2018

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.

Nov 2018