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|Are you... ?:||An Optometrist Specialized in RGP lenses|
|Address 1:||9350 Independence Dr|
|Country (e.g., USA):||USA|
|School where you received your degree:||SCCO|
|Highest Degree Received:||OD|
|The most satisfying aspect of your work?:||Facing the challenges of post surgical contact lens fitting- and getting it right!!!
I am lucky in our practice to have the support of an excellent contact lens techniciaan, and a wonderful ophthalmologist who does not like to fit contacts!!
|What are your future goals in your profession?:||I would like to continue to grow in knowledge and experience in specialty RGP fitting as the technology continues to get better and better.
I also would love to travel to Australia/New Zealand and meet all the awesome doctors that work with keratoconus and that have provided us with great research in the field!!!!
|What advice would you give students entering your profession?:||Be adventurous!!|
|My Corneal Disorders:||Dry Eye Syndrome; Sjorgens Syndrome; Keratoconus; Conjunctivitis; Ocular Herpes; Refractive Surgery Complications; Corneal Ulcer|
|My Disorders of the Iris:||Iritis|
|My Disorders of the Lens:||Cataracts|
|My Disorders of the Vitreous:||Floaters|
|My Disorders of the Retina:||Detached Retina; Macular Degeneration; Retinitis Pigmentosa; Diabetic Retinopathy; Color Deficiency|
|My Disorders of the Optic Nerve and Visual Cortex:||Glaucoma|
|Other Ocular Conditions:||Computer Vision Syndrome; Uveitis|
|How have your vision issues affected your life?:||Luckily I have been blessed with excellent vision all my life- and will be in denial until it becomes a real necessity to do anything about the rapidly approaching presbyopia!!
I grew up with hard/RGP lenses, my family owned and operated a busy RGP manufacturing lab for many years, making me very comfortable with fitting and prescribing them in my career.
|How have you learned to adapt to your vision issues?:||n/a|
|What's been the hardest part of dealing with your vision issues?:||n/a|
|What was your first reaction to your vision issues?:||n/a|
|What's the #1 thing docs should know about people with your vision issue?:||n/a|
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