Becoming an Ophthalmic Assistant is exciting.
Pros: working with patients to help them see.
Cons: heath care and management.
Becoming an Ophthalmic Assistant is exciting. Working with 20+ patients a day makes it an interesting day. I can feel I am really helping people see. My eye sight has always been infallible so I have had no personal experience with a optometrist working on my eyes. It's disheartening to see people come in with eye sight that causes them distress and personal complications in life, but i find joy in giving them a new life with a new set of eyes. The hardest part of the job is seeing a patient cry, it breaks my heart. The management at Heritage Vision Center leaves something to be desired. The health care insurance unbearably expensive. I would have to hand over most of my paycheck once a month to afford it, while the office manager, who made twice the amount of me, had his insurance paid for.