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Optometrist Q&A

Hello! My name is Henry and I am a current high school student, I'm conducting an interview with any professionals in the optometrist field for a Foundations in Health Science class project about careers! I have created a total of 13 questions. Comment on this post, answering all 13 questions to be a part of my assignment.
1. Why did you choose to be an optometrist?
2. How many years of college did you need to go through?
3. What jobs did you work before you landed your current professional job?
4. How can I decide to earn a Ph.D. in this field?
5. Were you in a college program?
6. Did you have to pivot and go back to school at a later date?
7. Did you shadow another professional in the field?
8. Did you join any school clubs related to your current profession?
9. Was there a particulate subject that you struggled with during your school years?
10. What skillsets did you learn or gain while pursuing your career?
11. Do you feel like all the hard work is paying off, or has paid off?
12. What are some obstacles that you faced along the way?
13. What would you like for people to know about this career?

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Venudhar’s Answer

1. I'm a great follower of My Dad's work/profession. My Dad worked as an optometrist and had 40+ years of experience. He liked the technology and science of glasses along with this combination, you would treat your patients for any of their eye problems/diseases.
2. 3-4 years of college.
3. He worked as an intern/ Jr Optometrist at a hospital
4. No Idea
5. Yes
6 . No.
7. Yes
8. I did a bit of my own networking with internship colleagues and continue to be part of that group till today.
9. Vision Therapy
10 Behavioral optometry , contact lens practitioner, vision therapy, low vision aids clinic, handling pre and post operative cases, diagnostic department of eye
11. It's worth to do such hard work, you will enjoy the profession, warmth and the service you provide
12. Long time Perseverance
13. Be more inclined to the biology/anatomy knowledge of Eye. Good understanding of Glasses and Contact Lenses sensibilities.