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Meet Ben!

3 Nov 2017 11:01 PM | Anonymous

Tell us a little about yourself (quirky habits or favourite things etc)

I love playing sports like squash and snowboarding but I seem to injure myself all the time. However, It doesn’t matter that I get a new cut or bruise every time, tear ligaments and break toenails, I’ll still go back for more!

How did you end up in optometry as a career?

I was probably like a lot of young kids, coming out of school with no idea what I was doing. It just seemed like a clean easy course to study. How wrong was I about it being an easy course to study!

What are you most passionate about outside of optometry?

Probably all my sports like snowboarding, scuba diving, squash and tennis! Need that adrenaline rush!

How would you spend your free time?

Mostly catching up with friends either over dinner and drinks or playing the above sports!

Most embarrassing moment?

Forgetting patient names... it happens on a daily basis since we see so many people. But most embarrassing was probably when I forgot the patients name and called them something else in the 30 mins they were sitting outside waiting for their dilation!

What inspired you to join YO as a subcommittee member?

I feel like optometry is being steered too much in one direction and I don’t know if it’s a good direction. So it’s time to try even up the playing field a bit!

If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Probably immortality because with enough time, anything can be figured out and I’d love to see how technology and especially space travel changes with time! Maybe we can eventually figure out teleportation in the future like some of the other members picked so I wouldn’t need to wish for that!

What is your current favourite phrase?

Every failure is a step closer to success. I would know that the best...


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