Introducing Anna! Anna joined YO earlier this year and is now a part of our executive committee. You might have seen her about - she MC'd at our latest workshop for foreign body removals, lacriminal lavage and double eyelid eversion. Anna is now writing our monthly newsletters, keep your eyes peeled for her latest work!
Tell us a little about yourself (quirky habits or favourite things etc)
I like laughing and making people laugh. I seem to have a habit of getting myself into trouble. Good thing is I have gotten myself into trouble so many times I'm also good at getting myself out of it. I got a lot of funny stories to tell.
How did you end up in optometry as a career?
I have always wanted to do optometry.I have always enjoyed science and working with people.
What are you most passionate about outside of optometry?
I am passionate about being vegetarian and animal rights.
How would you spend your free time?
I'm a homebody, I like to stay home catch up on house chores. Listening to music, watching shows, going to interesting talks, swimming and yoga.
Most embarrassing moment?
Getting trapped in a lift not long ago. I was 45 minutes late and I walked into the wrong building and that building was closed. Managed to get myself out. I panicked even more because I watched a movie about being trapped and dying in a lift. The movie was called 'i origins". It so happened to be a movie that was about eyes too, funnily enough.
What inspired you to join YO as a subcommittee member?
I think we have a great community at YO and that workshops and events were awesome. I enjoyed them especially because I was working in practice without a mentor. There are so many benefits of being a YO member. Its my way of giving back.
If you had one superpower, what would it be?
It would be to fly, to wherever I want to be.
What is your current favourite phrase?
Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.