To all the 3rd years, you’re coming to the end of your Bachelor of Vision Science program and you’ve heard some scary things about what this year brings.
What I Wish I’d Known in Third Year – Nancy Liu, Class of 2018
There’s a lot to balance in third year, especially with ocular diseases and binocular vision coming into play, try and:
1. Learn how to work effectively in a group. This becomes incredibly important in the second semester, so why not start early? Delegated tasks, set deadlines and share all your files amongst your cohort. Organisation and keeping to deadlines are key, because there is simply too information to cram.
2. Understand why things occur, rather than blindly memorising. Try organising information in categories based on the reason as to why they happen, and photos are always helpful.
3. Try to have some down time. It can be a simple nap or joining a society, because Optometry is really stressful. It is important to have a little escape from Optometry now and then, to remind us of why we did it in the first place.
Editors: Cindy Van and Celine Zhang
Disclaimer: The views & opinions expressed in this post are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions & views of the UNSW OptomSoc or UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science.