Tag: Love at First Sight

Dr. Paula Newsome making heart sign with hands

Meet Dr. Paula Newsome

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When the world told her “no,” Dr. Paula Newsome learned to answer back, “just watch me.” It’s because of that perseverance and ability to forge her own path that she’s now known as the first female African-American optometrist to open a practice in North Carolina and to become a fellow in the American Academy of Read More »


Meet Dr. Keith Smithson

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Dr. Keith Smithson is a husband, father of three and an optometrist in Northern Virginia. Providing vision care is something that is now so deeply rooted in Dr. Smithson’s identity, but optometry wasn’t something he always saw in his future. As a multi-sport athlete growing up, he loved being in the middle of all of Read More »


Meet Dr. Arian Fartash

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Dr. Arian Fartash – known as Ari to those close to her – is an optometrist who splits her time between San Francisco and Corona, California. Her days are filled with seeing patients, traveling, keeping up with the latest eyewear trends, and looking after her Pomeranian Sarah, who has over two thousand followers on Instagram. Read More »

Meet Dr. Heidi Pham-Murphy

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Seven kids. Eleven grandkids. Days filled with seeing patients at a thriving optometry practice.  Involved in numerous professional and community activities. This describes the bustling life of Dr. Heidi Pham-Murphy, an optometrist based in Sacramento, California. We sat down with her recently to talk about her life and career as a part of our “Love Read More »

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Is it Love? The Answer is in the Eyes

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It’s the scene from every fairytale-like movie that makes you believe in romance – he looks deep into her eyes and they stare at each other for what seems like eternity. No words are exchanged and yet, they know in their hearts, they’re in love! The scenario sounds like something that could only happen in Read More »