SCENE + HEARD: Discover Financially Stressed? Make a Plan for the Future By Staff Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:09 PM According to a recent Women in Optometry Pop-up Poll, in which 46 percent of respondents said that they would not choose a career in optometry if they were choosing now, many respondents cited financial pressures as a common reason for the frustration with the profession. With the cost of an optometric education and the pressures from managed vision care and business management, getting ahead financially can feel like a continuous struggle. In this feature from Women in Optometry, April Jasper, OD, FAAO, feels part of the challenge comes from unrealistic expectations early in optometrists’ careers. Read More.