I was lucky.
It was the winter of 2013 and my second-to-last optometry externship at SUNY. I took a flight to Los Angeles, unpacked at my beach side apartment, and headed over to Dr. Albert Chun’s office – SouthBay Optometry of Torrance. The rest was history.
You can consider me a pretty “smart” guy when it comes to optometry, but looking back now, Dr. Chun taught me about 70% of what I do in the exam room today. Yup, in 3 months with Albert Chun, I learned 70% of what I do today. Optometry school taught me the other 30%.
Staggering statistics right there but I will stand by them!
Dr. Chun is just an amazing guy, to his friends, family and to his patients. He has arguably one of the top 3 vision therapy practices in California, and he knows more about “prescribing” than anyone I have ever met.
The 3 things Dr. Chun taught me that I will never forget:
1. How to REALLY refract a patient – this goes beyond the phoropter and into “free-space.”
2. How to REALLY prescribe contact lenses.
3. How to CREATE and become SUCCESSFUL with vision therapy in a private practice.
*When I say “REALLY,” I mean it in a way that denotes “how to do things in the real world” and not the “optometry school world.” Does that make sense?
I had such a positive experience that I had to capture it and share it. I interviewed Dr. Chun in early February 2013 for all of the OptometryStudents.com followers. There is SO much you can learn from Dr. Chun, so pay attention!
As a new grad 6 months out of optometry school, I can testify that this video is worth your time, trust me!
Dr. Chun would be glad to answer any questions you have, just post them in the comments below!