Women in Optometry: Perfection Found in Plan B

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The new community of Rancho Mission Viejo, California, is blossoming in Southern California. This working ranch and farm land encompasses more than 20,000 acres, and its history dates back 100+ years. Michelle Ahumada, OD, has been watching it grow from neighboring San Juan Capistrano, where she grew up and now lives with her husband and three children. Over the past few years, development has been underway for a new community with more than 14,000 homes on 25 percent of the land. So when her plans fell through for purchasing a local practice, it was the first place that came to mind when she contemplated starting cold. She envisioned the new Sendero Marketplace shopping center, complete with a Starbucks as well as several other health care professionals and restaurants, as a perfect blank canvas. Read More