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15 Reasons to Date an Optometrist: Great Personal Essay Material!

Just for fun, I couldn’t resist posting this! Here’s an article from eHarmony.com about why it’s a good idea to date an optometrist.

I’ll admit a bias about the truth to these reasons because I am an optometrist, but really, this is practical and valid information!

Here’s what eHarmony says about optometrists:

“They are the wonderful professionals who protect our eyes, ensure our optimal vision, and help prevent disease. Many of the qualities that make these men and women so valuable in their careers translate into personal relationships.”  eHarmony.com Staff

On second thought, these are great perspectives, qualities, to work into your personal statements!  DUH!

Aside from the humorous ones, here are the reasons cited in the article that I think are worth consideration when formulating your personal statements:

Reason #3. Optometry is a steady field, always needed and in demand. These are professionals who likely won’t have to worry about career prospects and financial security.

Reason #5. These people have demonstrated perseverance and persistence. The training and licensing process requires many years of intense study and testing.

Reason #6. Optometrists are in a serving profession, and helping others is a part of their make-up. That’s a quality that enriches a romantic relationship as well.

Reason #7. They know how to handle stress. In today’s health care environment, they must manage busy schedules, comply with complicated procedures, and deal with frustrated patients.

Reason #8. Optometrists have strong people skills—they help patients all day long, showing care and compassion.

Reason #9. They have opportunities to travel—to conferences, consultations, and continuing-education seminars. Wouldn’t it be nice to tag along?

Reason #10. Optometrists know how to deal with a wide range of people—young and old, congenial and cranky. It takes patience and poise.

Reason #11. These professionals are dependable: many patients rely on them for accurate advice.

Reason #12. They know how to collaborate. Their job requires them to cooperate with colleagues, nurses, support staff, and others. That’s good for you, since romantic relationships are all about collaboration.

Reason #13. Optometrists must be good listeners, hearing the concerns of patients. And since “good listener” ranks high among qualities singles want in a partner — this is another bonus.

Reason #14. With a steady flow of patients every day, optometrists meet all kinds of interesting characters … which will give you plenty to talk about.

If you recognize these personality traits in yourself, by all means, use this information to write your essays.  I guess it’s not just for fun!

Read the entire 15 reasons “Why You Should Date an Optometrist.”   Date an Optometrist

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