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Ophthalmic Tech Student Intern, Emily Benson

A Quick Q&A with Florida Eye’s Newest Ophthalmic Tech Student Intern, Emily Benson (Blue Scrubs Above)

How did you hear about the program at PBS?

I heard about Palm Beach State College’s Ophthalmic Medical Technology program through its director and chairman, Dr. Robert Kershner. But a previous student of the program convinced me to apply.

How do you like it?

It has been such a blast so far. I’m learning so much and I can’t wait to become a COMT. Ophthalmology is, in my opinion, the best field for so many reasons. Vision is so important and so often taken for granted.

Why do you want to work in this field?

I had amblyopia (lazy eye) as a child so I know what it’s like to have vision that’s a little messed up. There are so many ways one can work in ophthalmology and find what they love. It’s an amazing field I wouldn’t want to leave for anything.

What do you like to do when you have spare time?

In my spare time, I’m usually studying or hanging out with my Great Dane… Pretty boring, I know!

How do you like spending time with Florida Eye?

Everybody, and I mean everybody, at Florida Eye has been so incredibly kind to me these past few weeks and it has been such an honor to learn under such intelligent and friendly people. It has been such a privilege getting to learn at Florida Eye.

Learn more about the Palm Beach State Ophthalmic Tech program!


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