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Student's Corner: Jahin Tanvir

26 Jul 2020 9:28 PM | Anonymous

Student's Corner is a new space which is designed to introduce some of the amazing Optometry Students - delving deep into their likes, dislikes, struggles and current mood. Introducing Jahin Tanvir! Our first student feature from the University of Canberra.

Name: Jahin Tanvir

Student Year/Workplace: 2nd year Optometry at the University of Canberra

Favourite Disease: Retinopathy of Prematurity

What about Optometry really grinds your gears? (if any!): That some people think that Optometrist just sell you glasses. 

What drives your passion for Optometry? Being able to ensure an individual can relish the gift of sight. I don’t think anything beats you playing a role in someone being able to see better and experience the things they love with a clearer perspective. 

Something you discovered about the uni not everyone may know? When they say, “uni is where you find yourself”. I had to be there first-hand to realise the gravitas of that phrase. Being in a school environment, you’re pretty much in a bubble and university really opens that up to so many opportunities.

Would you rather be indoors or outdoors? I used to think I was inclined more towards indoors but being at home so much this year has shown me how much I yearn to be outdoors. Outdoors guy for sure!

Something others may not know about you: Parallel to my academic inclinations in Optometry, I’m also a writer and it’s an area I want to pursue throughout my career. I want to promote the idea of ‘you are not limited by your degree’.

What song do you play that instantly lifts your mood? Down by Jay Sean. Absolute classic!


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