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Student Doctor of the Month
Every month the Canadian Association of Optometry Students recognizes and celebrates an outstanding Canadian student doctor of optometry for their contributions to optometry. This student exemplifies desire and commitment to further optometry as a profession. Whether through political activism, community outreach or academic research, their actions and dedication help lift optometry to a new horizons. Their character is one that inspires others to rally behind them and is committed to improving the society in which they operate.
These incredible individuals are either nominated by either a fellow colleague, community member or an academic faculty member. All nominations are due on the 15th of each month and will be reviewed by the CAOS executive board. Please submit all submissions to email@example.com Eligibility requires the candidate to be a Canadian citizen studying at a recognized Canadian, American or international school of optometry.
Helon Law is a current 3rd year student at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Originally from Vancouver, BC and having completed a Science Degree from UBC, you will find him practicing back in Van City around May 2020.
During his time at Pacific, Helon has built an impressive rapport where he is the current president of PUCO’s chapter of CAOS. He has also served as class tutor for numerous courses including Neuroanatomy and Systemic Disease and teaching assistant for labs such as Behavioral Optometry and Clinical Procedures. His involvement with these courses have made him well-prepared for his goal of owning a private practice one day, with emphasis on brain injury rehabilitation, a population that is grossly underserved.
Despite the tremendous workload of Optometry school, Helon continues to make time for advocating the profession at various conferences across the US and annually at BCDO. In 2017, he joined eight other optometry students and one attending doctor to Cambodia as part of an AMIGOS-SVOSH Eye Care Mission. These experiences have contributed to his passion in travelling the world while looking cool doing so, something he has also succeeded at during his time in Oregon.
When Helon isn’t tied down with the
aforementioned commitments, you can find him sitting around a table with his
best friends eating Dim Sum or rock climbing like a crazy person; with
aspirations to free solo El Capitan…brave! Although the extra upper body
strength might help with high plus and BIO. Oregon has also provided the
perfect backyard for Helon to practice “catching the waves” and “getting
pitted” with his surfboard dudes. Amid preparing for a little something called
Boards, he still makes time to enjoy the little things in life and actively
work on expanding his watch collection. He will be missed by students and
faculty when the day comes for him to move away!