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Say Hello To Our Youngest Optometric Assistant, Nicole!

Meet Nicole, one of our talented Optometric Assistants who has worked at Watertown Eye since December 2014!

Q: Why did you decide to work at Watertown Eye?

A: Before working at Watertown Eye, I worked in an animal hospital. The taxing emotional experience of putting animals to sleep made me realize I no longer wanted to be a veterinarian. I decided to search for a job in the optometry field and luckily saw Dr. Koumjian’s job post. I felt that the position and hours were perfect for me while finishing my undergraduate degree in biology at UMass Boston.

Q: Why do you want to be an optometrist?

A: I want to be an optometrist because the first time I saw a picture of the back of my eye, I realized how fascinating the eye really is. People truly take their eyes for granted. On my first day working with Karen, I fell more in love with the profession. Optometrists get automatic satisfaction from helping patients. When Karen hands a patient a new pair of glasses that have an updated prescription and they put them on, the patient becomes instantly happy. They are amazed by how much more clearly they can see. It is a great feeling to help someone see the beautiful world.

We hope you have enjoyed getting to know Nicole better. If you are lucky, you will have the chance to say “hello” to her next time you are in the office.