Self listed among 'most influential women in optical'

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michelle self2Michele Self, optician supervisor in UAB's School of Optometry, was featured among the those singled out as mentors in VisionMonday's list of most influential women in the profession.

Self, who manages UAB's retail optical dispensary and is in her second decade of teaching here, was selected as "an outstanding example of excellence in patient care and a great role model.”

“I show students and customers my love of what I do. If you show joy, you get joy in return,” Self said.

In addition to designing the only university-based hands-on dispensary management program for fourth year students, she has participated 15 international mission trips to Central and South America with faculty and students.

Self has been a member of the board of the National Academy of Opticianry since 2005, and in 2015 became its first female chair. She helped the board get the ABO competency test available in Spanish, and introduced a practical exam to the ABO test.