Dr. Amaal Odish was featured on the Review of Optometry website:
Following her 2000 graduation from Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), Amaal Odish, OD, joined a laser eye center and spent most of her time seeing consults and pre- and post-operative patients. She was rotating between three offices and working six days a week. “LASIK was hot and popular at that time,” she recalls.
She shifted gears a few years later and was working in Lenscrafters when she found out she was pregnant with her first child. But after experiencing some complications during the pregnancy, Dr. Odish had to leave the fast-paced environment to take it easy. It made her rethink her priorities, she says. “I never knew I wanted to be in private practice, but my husband pointed out to me, ‘I think you need to be your own boss.’” Dr. Odish recalls that she was hesitant. “I didn’t want that responsibility as a new mom.”