In this meeting, we had Dr. Joan Nerderman, RN, OD, speak to the pre-optometry club. Dr. Nerderman spoke about her past leading up to optometry, where she became an RN, and eventually an optometrist. After this, she spoke about the pros and cons of private practice, working with an ophthalmologist, and eventually working at faith mission hospital. To conclude the meeting, she showed us examples of interesting patients she has encountered, including a, “Talc Retinopathy” patient, along with a patient with an inflamed/raised optic nerve. If you need to email her for volunteer opportunities at faith mission, her email is Nerderman.firstname.lastname@example.org.