Bringing Out the Best in Fellow Aspirant Optometrists with Josh Reese (Episode #85)

Josh ReeseDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Josh Reese, 3rd year optometry student and aspiring neuro-optometrist, to talk about helping optometry and pre-optometry students navigate the profession and apply to school through coaching and social media. Josh makes online videos to inspire and inform fellow students and colleagues to become the best in the field.

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  • Why did Josh go into optometry school?
  • Memorable patients and having the passion to help
  • Helping applicants enter optometry schools and students navigate the profession through social media and coaching
  • How to reach out to Josh

About Josh Reese:

Josh Reese is a current 3rd year optometry student at the Arizona College of Optometry from Vancouver, Washington. He runs multiple successful social media accounts aimed at helping optometry and pre-optometry students, and is interested in specializing in neuro-vision rehabilitation. 

Connect with Josh Reese:

YouTubeLinkedIn | Instagram | TikTok | LinkTree

“A lot of resources aren’t there for pre-optometry students. So a lot of things like helping with the personal statement that’s a little bit different for optometry students, helping with just the whole application process, a lot of that didn’t exist - just a couple of people on YouTube. So I felt really lonely applying to optometry school and getting in to Midwestern University. So I made it my goal these last couple of years to really help people get in to optometry school and be a resource for people. In optometry school, I started a YouTube channel basically where I just helped people get into optometry school and answer any question I can think of.” - Josh Reese

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Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

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About Dr. Lynn

A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years, Dr. Lynn Hellerstein has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom, and most recently on the playing field. Her breakthrough methods unlock barriers to learning and “rewire” around brain injuries, and vision perception or processing deficits. But you don’t have to have a vision problem to benefit: her brain training strategies may be the missing magic if you’re an athlete trying to nail a tricky shot or stay cool in competition. If it’s a skill you can visualize, Dr. Hellerstein can help train your eyes — and mind’s eye — on success.

Award-winning and #1 bestselling author, Dr. Lynn has published numerous professional peer reviewed articles, chapters and four books.

See It. Say It. Do It! (2009) - How to see/recognize your goal, declare your intention, and taking action to achieve your vision.

See It. Say It. Do It! Organize It! (2011) - How to create a step by step process to make achieving your goal a reality.

50 Tips To Improve Your Sports Performance (2013) - How to improve your sports performance today by enhancing eye-mind-body coordination skills, achieving the mental edge, and preventing injuries.

Expand Your Vision (2021) - Discover the power of the seeing brain…the creator of your true vision. Gain Clarity, Courage, and Confidence. In this #1 Amazon best-selling innovative newest book, the power of visualizing and believing in the process to break through internal barriers and create new possibilities for achieving your goal is explored. Visualization can be used to increase creativity, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to build confidence in all of the things that they do.