While some patients understand and are diligent about returning for additional medical testing the doctor deems necessary, unfortunately, many patients are not as receptive. We recently encountered such a patient. The patient was educated about the importance of returning for additional testing specific to her medical condition, but ignored the doctor’s recommendation. Although the patient was told many times that she had macular changes, she did not return.
Being a student is more than just sitting in a classroom, taking notes, clicking a pen and glancing at the clock every five seconds, waiting for class to be over. College itself is comparable to a full-time job and it can be overwhelming. Sometimes I wanted to give up. But one thing I managed to learn along my educational journey is that persistence is key. Yes, it is literally the key to feeling successful and becoming a success. How often do you feel at a standstill or puzzled about whether you’re taking the right path in choosing the right career? Well, it happened to me countless times during every semester, especially when I began the Vision Care Technology (VCT) program at my community college.