June 28, 2010
As a rising junior at Brown University with the ultimate goal of attending medical school, I can honestly say that working with Director Audrey Novak at the Maryland Society of Sight has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. Though courses in neuroscience and psychology have taught me the key role of early intervention for medical health, actually working in preschools has given me first hand exposure in the importance of organizations such as this one. When teachers find that a difficult, contradictory child may have serious vision problems that once addressed may ameliorate his behavior, it is as if a sense of hope is restored. A similar exhiliration comes when a grown adult begins to understand the importance of regular visits to the eye doctor. Baltimore is lucky to have the MD Society for Sight.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My time interning with Director. Please see above.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & I spent Summer 2010 interning with the Director of the MD Society for Sight. I learned how to complete stereopsis exams for preschoolers and glaucoma exams for older adults.