Before even completing her first year in practice, Nishan Pressley, OD, felt the burnout. She always had a passion for being the best she could be as an optometrist, earning an undergrad degree in biology and pre-med from Norfolk State University in Virginia. She was the first African American to be accepted into and to have graduated from Salus University’s three-year program, but she felt her passion depleting as she was just entering the workforce after her 2019 graduation. She worked at an MD/OD private office for more than two years, but it took less than half that time for her to feel like she was losing steam. “I was already so tired,” Dr. Pressley says. “I knew I had a passion for helping people, especially providing preventive eyecare in the Black community, but I was already questioning my choice in the profession.” Read More