How to Prevent Optometry Burnout


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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About ThuyLan Nguyen

ThuyLan Nguyen
Dr. Lan Nguyen graduated from and completed a residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Nova Southeastern University. She currently practices in South Florida, and teaches students at Nova Southeastern University as part of the clinical faculty. Dr. Nguyen has lectured extensively on specialty contact lenses and practice management.

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