In 2008, Laura Martinez, OD, was on track to become a nurse when she was introduced to the Focus on Your Future summer program at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO).
Chicago is full of high-end optical boutiques and corporate optometry offices, but Stephanie Lyons, OD, saw something it was missing. “I wanted to bring family eye care to the city,” she says.
When Pia Hoenig, OD, MA, DBO(T), FAAO, chief of the Binocular Vision Clinic at University of California, Berkeley, was approached by a group of second-year optometry students who wanted to gain additional clinic experience, she thought it was a great idea.
A Dodrio, a three-headed ostrichy kind of beast, has been spotted at Visionary Eye Care in Sugar Land, Texas.
It’s been three years since Deeba Chaudri, OD, relocated her practice in the newly opened flagship LensCrafters store in New York City, yet the new office design continues to make an impact on herself, her team and her patients.
Pamela J. Miller, OD, FAAO, JD, FNAP, opened her practice 40 years ago in a two-story Victorian house in Highland, California. While the practice name incorporates her name, she named the house the Warburton House to honor her parents:
By Shefali Miglani, OD—Once in a while, I’ll read or hear about a super-practice, the kind that nets incredibly high numbers, is run by a dynamo or has a marketing plan that could have been devised on Madison Avenue. For a moment, I’m envious and a little intimidated because that appears as a definition of success.
Once Lynne Roy, OD, and her husband, Phillip Roy, OD, made the decision to open their own practice, the process moved fairly quickly, she says.
This story was originally published in our November 2009 issue. Crystal Brimer, OD, of Wilmington, North Carolina, is a perfectionist—especially when it comes to following up with patients who have been referred for specialty care.