Advice for all Ophthalmic Medical Personnel from Someone Who Has “Been There”

I was recently asked for my advice for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel. It was a great question and gave me “cause for pause”. After much thought here it is:

1. Wear your heart on your sleeve when working with patients and strive to see them as a person and to connect with them.   

2. Nurture positive and uplifting relationships with coworkers.

3. Never engage in gossip or drama. Both devalue you and contribute to needless strife. It also breaks down relationships which may have taken years to build.

4. If you ever get bored in our field it’s your fault because the learning never has to end. Never stop seeking to learn more.