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Whether you are an optometrist by accident or by choice, this podcast channel is meant for you. Hi! I am Ukti Vora, an Indian optometrist who bumped into this wonderful profession by accident and fell in love with it. My struggle from India to the USA inspired me to start this podcast channel for all the optometry enthusiasts out there. This podcast series is a one stop shop for students, fresh graduates and experienced eye care professionals who want to explore new opportunities. It has a group of speakers who share their real life experiences and important takeaway messages that will help you better understand the opportunities in the eye care profession around the world. I am happy to invite you to my nerdy journey in the world of Optometry.

Nerdy Optometrist Ukti Vora

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Whether you are an optometrist by accident or by choice, this podcast channel is meant for you. Hi! I am Ukti Vora, an Indian optometrist who bumped into this wonderful profession by accident and fell in love with it. My struggle from India to the USA inspired me to start this podcast channel for all the optometry enthusiasts out there. This podcast series is a one stop shop for students, fresh graduates and experienced eye care professionals who want to explore new opportunities. It has a group of speakers who share their real life experiences and important takeaway messages that will help you better understand the opportunities in the eye care profession around the world. I am happy to invite you to my nerdy journey in the world of Optometry.

    51. VRfication in VISIONWEARx with Mr. Jeffery Williamson

    51. VRfication in VISIONWEARx with Mr. Jeffery Williamson

    Technology is an integral part of our lives. With changing times newer technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented reality has become the new normal. We are all aware how these technologies are making a huge impact in various industries and healthcare is no different. 

    In this episode, I had the pleasure to discuss all about the latest technologies in eye-care and learning disabilities with Mr. Jeffery Williamson.  Serving as the CEO, Mr. Williamson is a dynamic, innovative, seasoned entrepreneur with more than 20 years of diverse global experience. 

    Some of the episode highlights include: 


    Learn about how to find opportunity in the middle of a challenge Understand how VRfication can help  change the way we delivery eye care Learn how VR will change the screening, diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities Understand how VRficiation can be a great tool to improve the overall experience of the patients. & much more 

    Along with all of the learnings check out our fun "Rapid Fire segment" to get some interesting insights about our guest.

    Guest LinkedIn profile: 
    Mr. Jeffery Williamson : https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-williamson-438681a/

    Previous Episode on Learning Disabilities: 
    https://www.nerdyoptometrist.com/49-amalgamation-of-optometry-learning-disabilities-virtual-reality-with-ms-sandra-stark-ms-marietjie-cilliers/

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    Music courtesy: A. R. Rahman & Bhagirath Bhatt.
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    • 44 min
    50. Instalive - Reflecting back on the Golden Jubilee with Mr. Nilesh Thite & Ms. Ukti Vora

    50. Instalive - Reflecting back on the Golden Jubilee with Mr. Nilesh Thite & Ms. Ukti Vora

    The journey of Nerdy Optometrist started in 2019, very little did I know I will be celebrating a golden jubilee episode. On this special occasion, I had the privilege of doing a role reversal and reflect back on all my episodes.

    Mr. Nilesh Thite, was the host for this special episode and I shared the insights about the up and downs, highs and lows of this journey. It was truly a fun episode and I hope this helps and inspires others.

    I feel truly blessed and humble to have such amazing interactions with so many amazing people from around the world.

    In this episode we discuss:

    1️⃣ Idea and reason behind "Nerdy Optometrist"
    2️⃣ Some of the most memorable moments
    3️⃣ Major challenges and roadblocks
    4️⃣  Tools I use to record and publish my podcasts
    and much more....


    I am exited to share I have launched a new website and I would really appreciate if all of you can visit, drop me a comment and keep following me on your favorite streaming platform.

    Special shout out to all my guests and sponsors for supporting my journey and believing in me.

    Follow me on social media to get all the updates:https://linktr.ee/nerdyoptometrist

    Music courtesy: A. R. Rahman & Bhagirath Bhatt.
     
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nerdyoptometrist)

    • 43 min
    49. Amalgamation of Optometry, Learning Disabilities & Virtual Reality with Ms. Sandra Stark & Ms. Marietjie Cilliers

    49. Amalgamation of Optometry, Learning Disabilities & Virtual Reality with Ms. Sandra Stark & Ms. Marietjie Cilliers

     "A learning disability with NO diagnosis is a diagnosis of NO learning disability".
    Vision care is one of the most important sense that contributes to about 80% of all our learnings.  Some times only refractive error correction might not be enough to help with patient's learning disabilities.  Screening, diagnosing  and treating learning disabilities  are extremely important for overall development of any patient.  

    In this conversation I had an opportunity to sit across and chat with Ms. Sandra Stark,  Founder and CEO of the STARK GRIFFIN™ DYSLEXIA ACADEMY (SGDA) and Ms, Marietjie Cilliers an optometrist from South Africa  who is passionate about holistic visual health care 
    with a special interest in ocular surface disease and pathology, speciality contact lenses and dry eye management.

    In this conversation we discuss, 
    Understand the depth and nuances of learning disabilities.  Why as an optometrist it is important for us to learn about treating learning disabilities. Learn how important it is to accommodate  kids with learning disabilities. Understand the mental status of a patient  suffering from learning disabilities. Learn how learning disabilities  can be treated for kids and adults as well. &much more.

    Along with all of the learnings check out our fun "Game Segment" to get some interesting insights about our guests.

    Guest LinkedIn profile :
    Sandra Stark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-stark-52386b6b/
    Ms, Marietjie Cilliers:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/marietjie-cilliers-boptom-faao-370648a5/

    VisionwearX and SGDA links:
    https://visionwear-x.com/
    https://visionwear-x.com/training/
    https://www.sgda.co.za/

    Netflix Movie to watch on learning disabilities : 
    Taare zameen par (Like stars on earth) Rescued by rubyEpisode supported by
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    Follow me on social media to get all the updates:
    https://linktr.ee/nerdyoptometrist

    Music courtesy: A. R. Rahman & Bhagirath Bhatt.


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    • 53 min
    48. Be a diva with Dr. Lauretta Justin

    48. Be a diva with Dr. Lauretta Justin

    Be determined, empowered and be the best version of you.
    In this amazing conversation, I had an opportunity  to sit with Dr. Lauretta Justin, the founder of OptometryDivas and CEO of You® Leadership Development Academy  as we talk about how we need to be out there to help each other grow together.

    In this conversation we talk about:
    1️⃣ Her journey in optometry
    2️⃣ Understand how it is important to create a community to help each other growth.
    3️⃣ Hear the story behind OptometryDivas and CEO of You
    &much more.

    Along with all of the learnings check out our fun "Rapid Fire Segment" to get some interesting insights.

    Guest LinkedIn profile : https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurettajustin/

    Learn more about Optometrydivas at : https://optometrydivas.com/

    Episode supported by
    Eye&Ear:  https://eyeandear.com/
    Promo: Please register for 50% off our Essential Onboarding at: https://eyeandear.com/collections/registration-onboarding-kits
     
    Follow me on social media to get all the updates:
    https://linktr.ee/nerdyoptometrist

    Music courtesy: A. R. Rahman & Bhagirath Bhatt.
    Eye and Ear A collaborative program of hearing solution specially designed for eye care practitionersSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/nerdyoptometrist)

    • 41 min
    47. Women in Leadership with Dr. Charissa Lee, Dr. Maria Sampalis, Dr. Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen & Ms. Minh Anh Tran

    47. Women in Leadership with Dr. Charissa Lee, Dr. Maria Sampalis, Dr. Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen & Ms. Minh Anh Tran

    With only 4% of women in leadership roles, this International Women’s Day,
    I had a privilege to speak with these amazing global leaders, who have paved incredible paths for other women to follow.
     
    In this conversation we touch upon important topics like: 
             1️⃣How did they choose these paths?
            2️⃣What were there major challenges? 
            3️⃣How do they overcome their mommy guilt?
            4️⃣How can we all together increase representation of women in leadership roles?
                & much more...

    Along with all of the learnings check out our fun "🥁This Or That game segment🥁" to learn some interesting insights.

    You can now catch this and all the episodes on your favorite streaming platform:
    All episodes: https://linktr.ee/nerdyoptometrist

    Author profiles:
    Dr. Maria Sampalis: Founder of Corporate Optometry and Optometrist with 60k Eye Care professional connections
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-sampalis-a8a85a11/

    Dr. Carissa Lee: Head of North America Professional Affairs with Johnson & Johnson Vision
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charissa-lee-od-mba-faao-81136519/
    Dr. Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen: Head, Rivoli Vision Academy, Rivoli Vision, Rivoli Groups LLC, UAE
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jameel-rizwana-hussaindeen-035596b/

    Ms. Minh Anh Tran:  Lecturer at Hanoi Medical University
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/minh-anh-tran-06917381/
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    #optometry #eyecare #visioncare #success # #womeninoptometry #podcast #womeninleadership
    Music courtesy: A. R. Rahman & Bhagirath Bhatt.



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    • 1 hr 21 min
    46. Incredible accidents, leadership & myopia with Prof. Padmaja Sankaridurg

    46. Incredible accidents, leadership & myopia with Prof. Padmaja Sankaridurg

    From accidentally  landing into doing optometry,  to becoming a leader in one of the most prestigious organizations in eye care sums up the incredible journey of our guest for this episode Prof. Padmaja Sankaridurg.  While there are less than 30% of women leaders in science  globally, it's  a sheer pleasure to sit across one of them to learn and get inspired by her journey.

    Some of the episode highlights are:
    1️⃣ Check out the story behind how a simple bus ride gave us one of the best vision care scientist.
    2️⃣ Learn about importance of speaking up and  having your voice to make an impact
    3️⃣ Understand the impact of not just myopia but the power of providing vision care services  globally
    & much more..

    Along with all of the learnings check out our fun "♨️Rapid Fire Segment♨️" to get some interesting insights.

    You can now catch this and all the episodes on your favorite streaming platform:
    All episodes: https://linktr.ee/nerdyoptometrist

    Author profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/padmaja-sankaridurg-22417718/

    Myopia Calculator: https://bhvi.org/myopia-calculator-resources/

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    #optometry #eyecare #visioncare #success # #womeninoptometry #podcast #womeninleadership
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    • 38 min

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