Dr. Joshi and Dr. Chau both graduated from the University of Waterloo Optometry program in 2019. They will be speaking about their individual experiences as new graduate Optometrists and providing insight on what it's like when you leave optometry school.
Dr. Joshi completed his undergraduate education at the University of Toronto and was involved in eye care through his research on age-related macular degeneration at the St. Michael’s hospital. While studying at Waterloo, he served as the President of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students as well as attended a VOSH eye care mission in Peru, where he helped provide free eye care to over 3900 patients! He has a special interest in ocular disease, in particular Dry Eye Disease. He currently works at Whitby Vision Care, a multi-doctor, full scope optometry practice located in Whitby, Ontario as well as recently cold started a new practice in Pickering, ON. More specifically, Dr. Joshi will be sharing his experience as a new graduate along with his ongoing experience of cold starting in the GTA.
Dr. Chau was also an executive member of CAOS and served as the VP of Communications. His special interests in optometry are in specialty contact lenses, and dry eye management. Dr. Chau will be talking about his perspectives as a new graduate optometrist, and tips and tricks to look out for when you are looking for your first job. You can reach him on his instagram @jsnchau and you also can check out his advocacy website www.WhatOptometristsDo.com.
This talk is sponsored by Alcon.
Dr. Joshi and Dr. Chau have graciously shared their presentation slides to CAOS members. The presentation deck can be accessed below.