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My friends call me: Lees
I am the: Certified optician at St. Helens Eyecare dba Columbia Family Vision
I joined the OWA in:2022
Words my colleagues use to describe me are:Taskmaster, organized, conscientious
The career advice I would give my 18-year-old self is:You are smarter than you think. Keep learning and doing all you can.
When I think about my career, I'm most excited about:Being given the opportunity to embrace fashion as well as form with eye wear. I've never been known as a fashion plate, but I appreciate great design. Spectacle frames can brighten and enhance anyone's appearance with color and shape.
Daily, I read:Frame and lens vendor emails to keep abreast of the latest technologies.
My theme song is:Song to the Siren by This Mortal Coil
I recommend:Taking the detour into a new career. I stumbled in to my optical career and I have enjoyed the journey. Optical has helped me embrace mathematics, fashion, and aesthetics. I love that even though I have a work routine, I learn something new every day!