Careers Explained
Careers Explained
Apr 26, 2023
Optometrist at Insight Eyecare - Michelle Higgins' Experience
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Dr. Michelle Higgins O.D., owner and optometrist at Insight EyeCare in Yarmouth, Maine describes her career path and her role.

We discuss:

0:14 - An overview of the major steps on her way to her current role

1:14 - What interested her in optometry 

5:29 - How she picked what type of optometry school she wanted to go to 

6:46 - An overview of optometry school

7:58 - What she chose for her external rotations in graduate school

14: 59 - Tips for getting the most out of graduate school

15:49 - Details on her training 

16:39 - Her first roles out of optometry school

18:41 - Overview of nursing home optometry

20:21 - How she chose her specialty 

21:16 - Lessons she has learned on being a better practitioner 

23:04 - Her experience opening her own practice

24:28 - What a typical week is like 

25:19 - What an optometrist does

26:43 - What a typical day is like for her 

30:07 - The benefits of being a generalist instead of a specialist in Eyecare

34:07 - Advice 

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