The Eye Care Company is a small, family-owned eye care company that is passionate about eyes and eyewear. It was started by Margaret Lam and Griffin Ngo in 2005, to provide the best eyewear products and eye care service possible to patients and customers. The Eye Care Company has optometry practices located all over Sydney: at convenient locations in George St. Sydney CBD, Pitt St. Sydney CBD, Top Ryde and Liverpool.
Audrey's pre-trip thoughts
Internship: The Eye Care Company as an optometry intern
Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program? I am participating in the program to gain further international experience in both professional and personal aspects, to increase my knowledge of the healthcare field and to be able to apply my current knowledge to whatever filed of work I will be placed into during my internship.
What do you hope to learn on your internship? I plan on learning how to better relate and incorporate myself to the professional world. I also hope to continue to learn as well as experience different communication styles. I will be assisting customers, observing eye exams, and learning about the latest in eye care equipment.
Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"? I hope to travel north to the Great Barrier Reef area, south to Melbourne, and perhaps to New Zealand.
What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"? I anticipate working with people on the internship, experiencing Australian culture, and exploring the fabulous and unique landscape to be the highlights of my experience.