Helping children see is the best job in the world.
Children and eyesight are two of the most precious parts of life. As a medical and surgical eye doctor for children, I help my patients achieve the confidence that comes from having great vision and straight eyes.
I love what I do. Each day, I get to meet children and their families and assess their eyes and their visual needs. If they are doing well, I love being able to convey the good news to them and their parents. If there are areas in which things could improve -- whether through the use of glasses, patching, medications, or surgery -- I enjoy talking with my patients and their families and coming up with a plan, together.
As a parent myself, nothing is more important to me than my children, and I strive to remember that in every clinic and operating room I enter. Being an eye doctor for kids is an honor, and one that I don't take lightly.
With that said, it's also a lot of fun! I love hearing what my patients are up to during the summer, how school is going, or when they tell me jokes. I like making them laugh, or winning them over when they are initially hesitant. In my clinics, kids might see magic tricks, watch movies, play with toys, or make new friends -- all while getting an eye examination.
WONDERING WHAT TO EXPECT?
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