Burnout is real. Optometry burnout is no exception.
You’ve got your optometry diploma in a shiny new frame, mounted on your wall. You’ve got your fancy business card with OD after your name. You are wearing your crisp, clean long lab jacket embroidered with “Dr.” on it.
Congratulations, you are ready to start your career as an optometrist.
I’ve been practicing for 13 years. I’ve worked in private practices, commercial practices, and I teach at Nova Southeastern University. I love what I do and I am a workaholic, but I went through a burnout phase last year. I hit a breaking point. It was the most stressful thing I’ve ever gone through, but I survived, and now I can talk about it.
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