Recognizing Optometry’s Female Trailblazers

Women In Optometry has been honoring women for excellence and their contributions to the optometric profession through its annual Theia Awards. The first awards...

Five-year Anniversary Brings Balance and Reflection

In November 2023, Arinder Basra, OD, celebrated her five-year anniversary since opening Brampton Family Eye Care in Brampton, Ontario. It’s been a busy few...

Lean Into Your Optometric Passion

For the years that Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO was in clinical practice, she also established and pursued a business in medical writing. “I enjoyed...

OD Stress Levels Nearly as High as Start of Pandemic

Eye care professionals report that their stress levels today are nearly as high as they were when Women In Optometry asked this question at...

Meet the Student Advisory Board: Paige Wagar, UWO

Paige Wagar has always been disciplined. Wagar competed in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and musical theater starting when she was four. Finding that it...

How to Let an Employee Go Without Endangering Your Practice

By Bj Avery, Vice President of Practice Compliance Solutions In our compliance company, which specializes in human resource management, employee termination is a weekly issue...

Dr. Sara Varghai: Cracking the Hiring Code

Getting the right staff fit is a challenge for many optometrists. When Sara Varghai, OD, of Arlington, Virginia, opened Nova Optique + Eyecare almost...

Women in the News – February 2024

Women In Optometry regularly recognizes the awards and accomplishments of women ODs in the profession and in their communities in the “Women in the News”...

Pretty With a Touch of Pink: Punto Focal

Rochelle Mota, OD, and her husband, Billy Hrncir, were entrepreneurs before they ventured into the business of optometry. They previously opened two businesses—a coffee...

Meet the Student Advisory Board: Ashlee Payne, NECO

By Ashlee Payne, WO Student Advisory Board Member and NECO Student Being a mother of two boys-- 3 and 7 years old--I often hear, “How...

Rewriting the Future

By Cindy Hui, OD, San Francisco Bay Area OD and writer I was drifting along in my professional life in a state of subacute contentment;...

Dr. Shira Kresch: A Specialty Lens Practice Start

Listen to this 20-minute WO Voices podcast with Shira Kresch, OD, MS, FAAO. Dr. Kresch, winner of the 2023 Theia Award of Excellence for...

Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS) Expands PhDs to its Leadership...

The Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing eye health through nutrition and wellness, has announced the next phase...

U.S. Screen Time and Digital Eye Strain Continue to Rise:...

Recognizing widespread digital device use in today’s “always on” society, CooperVision has released a new report to help eye care professionals better understand patients’...

Confident Leadership Comes Through Planning, With an Assist From Friends

In the 18 years since Tara Capalbo first joined AbbVie, previously Allergan, she has distilled three key lessons of confident leadership. Capalbo is the general...

How AI Helps Optometrist Improve His Messaging

Technology innovations play a large role in the evolving landscape of optometry. Scott Sedlacek, OD, owner of The Eye Place in Olmsted Falls, Ohio,...

The Art of Art and the Science of Eye Care Co-exist

With her children grown and out of the house, Linda Morgan, OD, FAAO, has a little more time for herself. So she’s gotten back...

WO Welcomes Six New Professional Advisory Board Members

Women In Optometry announces its six new board members for 2024-2026. The board consists of a group of 18 ODs, each serving a two-year...

When the Workplace Family Really Is Family

The idea that your co-workers are like family can sometimes make the working environment a little easier to adapt to. People who consider others...

Are You Doing OK?

Earlier this month, Sesame Street character Elmo posted on X with his check-in to see how everyone was doing. The post got more than...