Teaching the Next Generation of Opticians Part 2 [James D. LaDere]

As I sit here teaching my students about Rigid Contacts, I am reminded that teaching is no easy subject.  It takes a great deal of patience, humility and respect.  Not everyone learns at the same rate that we did.  Do you all remember your first day on the job?  I remember being scared to death.   I was so nervous that I was going to mess up some patients eyes forever.   Now I watch my students and see the same fears and apprehensions.  I have to take a moment to remember that once upon a time I was the exact same way.  The reason for this is to gently remind us seasoned opticians that as we train our successors I think it’s important to re assure them that it’s ok to be nervous.  It’s ok to make mistakes, just learn from them. 

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