Entering the world of professional practice can be an
exhilarating yet nerve-wracking experience for any newly qualified optometrist.
The transition from the classroom to the testing room brings forth a myriad of
challenges and opportunities for growth. Today, we delve into the journey of
Aaron Uraon, who recently embarked on his career with OutsideClinic, a leading
provider of domiciliary optometry services.
A Smooth Transition: Finding Confidence and Support
Our journey begins with the experiences of Aaron, who
stepped into the world of practice in January 2021, amid the backdrop of a
global pandemic. Despite the uncertainties, he persevered through his
pre-registration year and emerged qualified in October 2021. Joining
OutsideClinic in February 2022, he found himself drawn to the dynamic realm of
Reflecting on his time with OutsideClinic, Aaron shares,
Embracing longer appointment times and the opportunity to delve
deeper into patients' daily challenges, he has found that working independently
has significantly bolstered his confidence.
Moreover, he emphasises the invaluable support system
offered by OutsideClinic. With a professional services team and fellow
optometrists just a phone call away, he feels reassured knowing that assistance
is readily available whenever needed. The collaborative environment fostered by
the head office enables him to provide optimal eye care to his patients with
confidence and competence.
Translating Learning into Practice: From University to
the Testing Room
For Aaron, the transition from university to the testing
room has been remarkably smooth. Having honed his practical skills during
university sessions and pre-registration training, he found himself
well-equipped to tackle the challenges of domiciliary eye care. Drawing from
his academic foundation, he seamlessly incorporates his knowledge of common eye
conditions into patient consultations, ensuring clear communication and
alignment of expectations.
His placements, particularly at renowned institutions like
Moorfields Eye Hospital and LVPEI Specialist Eye Hospital in India, have been
instrumental in broadening his understanding of ocular pathologies and their
management. From observing intricate surgeries to learning strategies for
managing low vision patients, these experiences have enriched his clinical
acumen and shaped his approach towards patient care.
Charting a Path of Growth: Career Ambitions and Advice
As he embarks on his career journey, Aaron harbours
ambitious aspirations for professional growth and development. With a keen
interest in diversifying his experiences across various optometric domains, he
envisions cultivating a well-rounded skill set over the coming years. Whether
through clinical practice, teaching, or mentoring aspiring optometrists, he
remains committed to making a positive impact within the field of optometry.
For aspiring optometry students, he offers valuable advice:
students to embrace the breadth and depth of the profession, he emphasises the
importance of curiosity and persistence in carving out a fulfilling career
Looking Ahead: A Journey Fuelled by Passion and Purpose
As he sets out on his journey with OutsideClinic, Aaron
eagerly anticipates the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. With a
steadfast commitment to delivering patient-centric care and a thirst for
continuous learning, he is poised to make a meaningful difference in the lives
of those he serves.
From the comfort of patients' homes to the collaborative
support of the OutsideClinic team, he finds inspiration in the prospect of
providing clinically excellent eye care where it matters most. With a heart
full of passion and a mind open to growth, he stands ready to embrace the
transformative journey that lies ahead.
See Aaron in action! Check out his skills guide video, “Dealing
with a Bedbound Patient,” featured on Optometry Today. In this insightful
guide, Aaron shares invaluable tips and techniques to ensure optimal eye care
for patients in challenging circumstances.
Ready to Embark on Your Own Journey?
If you're a newly qualified optometrist or an experienced
professional seeking a rewarding career path, consider joining us in
domiciliary optometry. Explore the endless possibilities and discover the
fulfilling opportunities that await you at OutsideClinic.
Visit our careers website to learn more about our exciting
vacancies and explore our "Discover Domiciliary" page to uncover the
unique advantages of a career in domiciliary optometry. Join us in making a
positive impact on the lives of patients while enjoying a dynamic and
fulfilling career journey.