Q&A with Dr. Kelly Scherer, Optometrist and Director of Clinical Services
What inspired you to choose your career path?
Low vision rehabilitation is an extremely rewarding profession. We get to see patients come in with a new diagnosis struggling with their vision loss and take them all the way to regaining their independence. We really get to connect with our patients and understand what their personal interests are and help provide solutions so they can continue with their personal passions.
What part of the Lighthouse’s mission is most important to you?
I believe in the importance of the medical communities servicing marginalized populations. In my training, I trained at the Veterans hospitals and then community health centers in which I saw how health disparities affect these populations. I really believe that The Lighthouse is a place that provides accessible health care and is a large advocate for the disabled community.
What do you like most about working at The Lighthouse?
My favorite thing about working at The Lighthouse specifically is that we have a large interdisciplinary team. It’s a huge privilege to work on a team of different professionals because we’re able to collaborate and learn from each other and how we can improve our rehabilitation care.
What do you want people to know about your work?
The Lighthouse is a really unique place that is open to caring for all people. Low vision rehabilitation doesn’t mean that you have to have severe vision loss to come and see us. We are available to help any person who’s struggling living with their vision loss.
Happy Doctors’ Day, Dr. Scherer!
Thank you to all of our doctors who continue to serve our patients and the hard work that they provide. Happy doctors’ day!
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