See a need, fill a need… One thing I have seen over and over again is people asking where to get optical knowledge. It’s simple to show you where you can get the information but truly learning is different. If you take a step back, everybody started somewhere and we all have taken different paths that got us to where we are today. I thought I would take advantage of the platform and readership I have built and share others’ experience.
Project #BecomingAnOptician is just that. I reached out to those in the industry who I look up to and have been a role model for me and decided to ask how they got to where they are. What’s interesting is the wide variety of roles these “opticians” fill – some are opticians in the classic sense, some work in eyecare marketing, some are speakers, authors or trainers, and some are frame reps!
To date I have completed many interviews and will be rolling them out in the very near future, starting with my own. In the meantime if you’re on Instagram, follow the #BecomingAnOptician hashtag.