Name: Franc Kolami 2024 Student Visionary Spotlight

Class Year: 2024

List the award(s) / scholarship(s) you have received
Milton Scholarship

What does receiving this award or scholarship mean to you?
It means a lot to me because these recent years have been tough on my family and I, so any help goes a very long way for me and I am very appreciative for it.

What drew you to the field of optometry?
I got into optometry because I’ve needed glasses for a good majority of my life. I still remember how I felt when I put my first pair of glasses on, when I was 7 years old, and how clear everything was. It was really life changing to see the things I couldn’t see before. I want to pass that feeling to other kids and show them what it feels like to see clearly.

What are your plans following graduation?
As of now, I plan to look for employment at a family practice.