The main reason that I do this job is that it gives me the ability to be a part of an organization that positively impacts the lives of families in countries all over the world. Eyesight is often taken for granted when it functions properly, but once it begins to wane every aspect of someone’s life can be impacted. To know that I’m a part of an organization that improves the quality of life for entire families is very rewarding.
The most important thing that I do in my workday is performing insitu-procedures. The corneas that are acquired during the procedure will be given to individuals that need a corneal transplant.
The best part of my job is being able to interact with the families of corneal donors and seeing how their decision to donate their family member’s corneas helped them find solace during a time of immeasurable pain and sadness.