Skip to main content

Two Students Educate Others about Optometry

Two Students Attend Fair to Educate Others about Optometry



Two third year students attended a local health fair at a local mosque on January 25, 2015.  Deli Shirazian and Daniel Purvis, both members of the Class of 2016 participated in the health fair to educated those in attendance about eye care and optometry. 

Submitted Photo:  L-R Deli Shirazian and Daniel Purvis ('16)

Among them were about 30 other health care professionals from all backgrounds, including internal medicine, pediatrics, dentistry, rheumatology and others. 

Daniel and Deli were on hand to answer questions about optometry from those attending the fair.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Farewell and Good Luck Class of 2017

Farewell, Young Doctors. Go Be The Vision. Dear Class of 2017; This was Nick's final email email to the Class of 2017 on Thursday, May 11, 2017.—23,890+ emails later… Today, May 12, 2017 they graduate as Doctor's of Optometry.  Please indulge me for a bit… If I were to give your commencement address…Here is what I would have to say to each of you and to be honest—I don’t like goodbyes, so this will help capture my thoughts and feelings.  Today, we celebrate your commencement.  Cheers- Nick This is all because of you. Four years ago each of you began a journey together—not knowing what to expect or what to do, but you quickly learned the next four years would be a challenge.  Through it all though, you stood tough.  Quite frankly, it wasn’t always easy and I am sure moments questioning your decision crossed your mind—maybe more than once.  Always remember this: If it was meant to be easy then everyone would be here, but that is not the case.  You are one of a small grou…

Gorder selected as March 2017 Student Spotlight:

Gorder provides excellence in patient care...Every month the Office of Student Services with the College of Optometry seeks nomination from the faculty, staff, and students of the college in an effort to recognize one student who exemplifies our student body.  This month's recipient is a true reflection on what we look for in a student at UMSL College of Optometry.The Student Spotlight for March 2017 is:
Molly Gorder(Class of 2017) Molly was chosen as March 2017 Student Spotlight winner because of her care for patients. Here is what her nominator said:

A Profile of Dr. David Hoel; The Story about an UMSL Alumnus Who Cares

There are many desirable qualities for individuals being considered for admission into the UMSL College of Optometry.  Certainly, a solid academic record, good interpersonal communication skills, and extensive shadowing – or better yet experience – with established optometric practices are important factors.  However, looking into the eyes of an applicant to try to determine why they want to be an optometrist is very important as well.  Will they be the type of individual who will be very dedicated to caring about their patient’s visual and overall health?  Will they take the time to serve their profession and their community?  Meet David Hoel, OD (’98) who personifies these qualities and more as he continues to be a wonderful ambassador to UMSL while representing what is truly good about the profession of optometry. 


His interest in optometry began during college when he explored several career options and, after shadowing several different optometrists, decided this would be an exce…