Student Year: Final year optometry student
Favourite Disease: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). In 4th year, it was my first encounter with a disease which had majorly impacted on a patient’s quality of life as well as their family members. It has stuck with me.
What about Optometry really grinds your gears? (if any!): When patients have an eye infection and don’t go to their follow-up appointments!
What drives your passion for Optometry? I am a storyteller myself and a sucker for good stories. I love learning about the interesting lives of the people I see in clinic every day. Knowing that what I do can have an instantaneous positive impact on someone’s life is beyond rewarding.
Something you discovered about the uni not everyone may know? Everything is there for you; all you have to do is take a step. Whether it’s making friends, exploring the societies on campus or scratching your head trying to understand lecture content, take that first step! You will not regret it.
What is your go to place for food at uni? The Coffee Cart. It’s a bit of a walk from Rupert Myers, but the coffee there is superior, and they also have delicious pastries!
Something others may not know about you: I am a stamp collector.
What song do you play that instantly lifts your mood? “Following the sun” SUPER-Hi x NEEKA