Dr Steen: What I wish I knew before entering optometry

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Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO, shares what she wishes she knew before entering the field.

Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO, assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, shares what she wished she knew when first entering optometry.

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity:

The biggest thing within our profession is how many different avenues there are to explore.

We often think about optometry just providing direct patient care, and while that is certainly the heart and soul of our profession, there are so many ways that we can be involved in our profession that enhance patient care that may be outside of providing direct patient care between yourself and that patient.