Getting to Know Dr. Jocelyn Radawiec:
We are proud to announce that Dr. Radawiec will be joining Armstrong & Small as of Feb. 1, 2018.
1) How did you become interested in optometry?
I was interested in health care as a high school student and was particularly drawn to Optometry because of its origins in medicine and optics. My favourite subjects were Biology and Physics, so it was a natural fit for me.
2) Where did you go to Optometry school?
University of Waterloo
3) What do you like most about the work you do?
The problem-solving! Every patient and every eye is different so there isn’t a “cookie cutter” solution to most problems. It is so gratifying to work hard to help a patient see and/or feel better, especially if they haven’t previously been given the time or attention that they require.
4) Do you have any specialties or aspects of eye care that you are particularly passionate about?
I really do like it all! I think the diversity of patients that Optometrists see is what I actually like the most. The fact that I could help a toddler who is being treated for amblyopia, a teenager who wants to see better with their contact lenses, a 40-something who needs progressives for the first time and treat glaucoma in an elderly patient all in the same day, is an example of the diversity of this profession.
5) What is your favourite piece of optometric technology and why?
Optomap Retinal Imaging because it produces a remarkably wide and clear view of the retina (including the periphery), often without the use of dilating eye drops. It’s such a useful tool in diagnosing many ocular diseases!
6) What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am the proud mom of twin boys who were born in 2013, so most of my spare time is spent with them and my husband. I love riding bikes, working on jigsaw puzzles, building snowmen and reading.