I feel that during the last 2 months I have really been able to get to know everyone so much better seeing all your wonderful posts and stories... so I wanted to reintroduce myself!
My name is Jennifer I am an Optician & Director of Operations for a private practice in Los Angeles. I have been in the Optical/Optometry industry for 5 years now, and love it.
Prior to entering this industry I worked in luxury retail, I worked in management (Operation, HR, staff training, store management were my main responsibilities, but also had my own client base that I was able to style for special events or when they just wanted to shop) that job was no longer fulfilling me and I knew I needed a change...truth is I worked in an environment that was not supportive and thrived on the idea of having everyone compete with one another. There was no support from fellow colleagues/upper management, it was completely discouraged to celebrate each other’s success and it was extremely disappointing. I knew that I needed to leave and surround myself in a better environment, so I took a leap of faith and left that job!
Nervous doesn’t even describe the feeling of leaving the career that you have given so much too and have built a plan on, but it was the best decision I ever made!
I knew I wanted to work in a medical office, just not sure what kind... I came across an ad for an Optometry office looking for front desk staff I answered the ad while I knew nothing about optometry or optical I instinctively felt that this is where I would belong. It took a lot of hard work, dedication, passion, and commitment I had to learn all new things and I absorbed every little bit of it and now here I am 5 years later and couldn’t be happier.
I have also recently launched my own collection of eyewear inspired apparel & accessories. This is something I have wanted to do and I wanted to create chic styles that you could pull out of your closet on any day to show your love for eyewear while looking chic and stylish. My passion for designing apparel that you will all love makes me so happy, this project that given me so much joy to create and I hope you all love them just as much as I do. There is so much more to come and I can barley contain my excitement to share it with all of you!
When I am not at work or designing you will catch me hanging out with my pup, watching a classic film or watching a classic TV show. I love Disneyland, am a crazy planner lady and am obsessed with dogs!
I hope to continue to get to know all of you better and that I have given you a glimpse into getting to know me too! Got questions? Message me on my Instagram page and lets chat!