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Cindy Shan, OD/s

Cindy Shan is a student at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. She is the Class President for the Class of 2021 and the Director of Internal Affairs for the UW chapter of AOSA. She has a special interest in practice management, specialty contact lens and myopia control. When not engrossed in building a career in optometry, Cindy loves to travel and explore other parts of the world, test her skills at DIY projects and hike the beautiful mountains in British Columbia.

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Resources
Top Optometry Blogs, Websites, and Online Study Resources
Eyecare May 26th, 2020
Top Optometry Blogs, Websites, and Online Study Resources

There are so many ODs out there sharing their knowledge in blogs and other resources! Here are some of our favorites.

The Optometry Student's Guide to Your First Patient Encounter
Eyecare February 27th, 2020
The Optometry Student's Guide to Your First Patient Encounter

What you should know for your first days in clinic—what not to do, what to do, and what to expect.

Mental Health's Role in Optometry
Eyecare October 10th, 2019
Mental Health's Role in Optometry

Mental health impacts many aspects of one's life and it's important to consider as a part of every patient's systemic health. How do mental health issues play into eye health and vice versa? How can optometrists be aware of these issues and provide the best care possible?

How to Talk to Your Patients About Their Mental Health
Eyecare May 14th, 2019
How to Talk to Your Patients About Their Mental Health

Don't be afraid to start a conversation with your patient about their mental health. Even if you can't treat them, opening a dialogue can make a big impact.