I had a friend ask me the other day why I would want to write this blog. I’ve had no previous experience blogging, English was never my strongest subject, and why add more to my ever-growing work load? Although he had some valid points, they never crossed my mind when I signed up to do this.
I came to ICO with almost zero experience with optometry and no idea of what lie ahead in school. I put countless hours into researching the field, trying to glimpse what my path forward would look like, but all I found were stats and figures. Few things are difficult to find on the World Wide Web, but a real-life representation of an optometry student is definitely one of them. You can read all the statistics in the world about how great a career it is or how many job openings there will be in five years, yet neither of these will tell you what being a student here is truly like. I hope that by sharing my stories and experiences here at ICO, others can grasp a unique insight into the life of an optometry student and what it is that we do.Read More