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. Kimberly Friedman: The Value of Balance
Kimberly Friedman, OD, FAAO, of Moorestown, New Jersey, talks about the choices she made to find balance between her career, work for the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians and her family. She also talks about how practicing and teaching yoga bring her balance in a literal sense.
Dr. Lori Grover and Dr. Melissa Zaleski: Engaging in the Profession
Lori Grover, OD, PhD, FAAO, and Melissa Zaleski, OD, MPH, discuss strategies for creating a professional network once the infrastructure of a school-based program has ended.
Dr. Julie Tyler: Academic Careers Brings Expected and Unexpected Opportunities
Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO, of Nova Southeastern College of Optometry, discusses the unexpected ways that mentorship, leadership and professional collaboration have revealed themselves.
Dr. Caroline Guerrero Cauchi: You Can Make Myopia Management Part of Your Practice
Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO, of La Mesa, California, talks about the upcoming orthokeratology meeting (orthokmeeting.com) May 15-19. She describes the steps she took and teaches to help others bring myopia management techniques and counseling into their practices.
Dr. Rachael Wruble: Negotiate for the Win-win
Rachael Wruble, OD, FAAO, of Belmont and Charlotte, North Carolina, says a job offer is more than a salary. Here are her suggestions for negotiating a deal that will make you happy.
Dr. Athena Brasfield: Success in a Low-income Area
Athena Brasfield, OD, wants to close the disparity in access to eye care. Her practices in the desert communities of Indio and Coachella, California, show that an efficiently run practice can be profitable and serve the mission of bringing eye care to the underserved.