Abdul was our amazing presenter at the Foreign Body, Lacrimal Lavage and Double Eyelid Eversion Workshop. He has now joined our executive team and is an integral part in our YO family! Keep reading to get to know him a bit better...
Tell us a little about yourself (quirky habits or favourite things etc):
I’m a pretty stress-free take it easy kind of guy. I like spending quality time with people; one on ones or with a small bunch of friends rather than large groups. Habits and hobbies include being meticulous and taking my time inspecting and deciphering new things.
How did you end up in optometry as a career?
Thought it would be a chill career, not having to worry about taking work home while still being in a respected field.
What are you most passionate about outside of optometry?
I am passionate about family and keeping an active life.
How would you spend your free time?
Enjoy playing all different kinds of sports. You name it and I’m up for it!
Most embarrassing moment?
Embarrassing moments are plentiful, but it’s always sheepish trying to think of something while answering these types of questions.
What inspired you to join YO as a subcommittee member?
I’d like to broaden and deepen my understanding by committing myself to an educational role to both help myself and my peers excel.
If you had one superpower, what would it be?
I think if you’re going to have a superpower, you’ve gotta go big, so i’m going to say immortality.
What is your current favourite phrase?
My current favourite phrase is “Be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.”