New op­tometrist wants to meet you

Whitsunday Times - - BETTER BUSINESS -

EYE­CARE Plus Op­tometrists have wel­comed Cor­rine Frazer to their business in Can­non­vale.

Sunny and bright, like the re­gion she now lives in, she is ex­pected to be an ex­cel­lent ad­di­tion to their team, who cel­e­brates World Sight Day to­day.

Cor­rine Frazer has been work­ing at Eye­care Plus in Can­non­vale for three weeks.

She grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Auck­land in 2011 and spent the last three years work­ing at a prac­tice in Wol­lon­gong, NSW.

In her new role at Eye­care Plus, she will run com­pre­hen­sive eye ex­am­i­na­tions and pre­scribe sunglasses, spec­ta­cles and con­tact lenses for pa­tients as well as con­duct­ing reg­u­lar check-ups and do­ing her best to en­sure her pa­tients main­tain healthy eyes.

After five vig­or­ous years of study and three years of prac­tice in Wol­lon­gong, Ms Frazer is con­fi­dent in the skills she is bring­ing to the re­gion.

She was in­spired to be an op­tometrist after watch­ing a doc­u­men­tary on aid-work­ers re­pair­ing a young boy’s vi­sion in a third-world coun­try.

“I re­mem­ber they gave him the gawki­est pair of thick­rimmed glasses and his life had changed for­ever – I wanted to do just that,” she said

Her pas­sion for op­tom­e­try grows as the in­dus­try does.

“We are now trained in ther­a­peu­tics so we can pre­scribe eye care med­i­ca­tion and cover aboard range of op­tom­e­try so we are pre­pared for all sit­u­a­tions,” Ms Frazer said.

Hav­ing taken the job with­out vis­it­ing the area, Ms Frazer said some­thing just felt right about this op­por­tu­nity.

With a long-term goal of vol­un­teer­ing her ser­vices in third world coun­tries, Ms Frazer is cur­rently work­ing on un­der­stand­ing and be­com­ing part of the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity.

“I want to be that friendly face you can trust,” she said.

NEW TO TOWN: Cor­rine Frazer said tak­ing a job with Eye­care Plus Op­tometrist just felt right.

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