Sean Lewis ‘23OD wanted the students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program at Hardy Williams Mastery Charter High School in Philadelphia to take some knowledge home with them about the profession of optometry. But there was also something in it for him.
“I wish I had that type of exposure to optometrists at that age, especially ones who looked like me,” said Lewis. “I enjoyed working with the students. The experience reinforced my interest in one day combining my professional skill set in academia and optometry by installing rigorous, interactive pre-optometry programs in high schools and colleges.”
Lewis was among a handful of Salus University students who welcomed the high school STEM students to the clinical skills lab March 5.