19 May 2020

New podcast: The eyes and lows of lockdown – part one

Listen to the first in our short series of lockdown podcasts with Dr Parth Shah MCOptom.

Lockdown has given some people the opportunity to try their hand at new things. College Council member and optometrist Dr Parth Shah MCOptom has taken over our podcasts (temporarily, Parth!) and has produced a short series of three podcasts - The eyes and lows of lockdown. Parth and his guests will provide advice, support and ideas for your personal wellbeing, professional development, and business planning ideas for your practice during the lockdown and recovery phases.
In this episode, Parth talks to Kush Mandavia, an optometrist who owns his own practices, is a trained yoga teacher and also volunteers with the Samaritans. Exhausted yet? Not Kush. He actively practises mindfulness and meditation, and in this episode, he tells us how to take care of our own wellbeing. 

Our podcast series covers the latest in eye care, including gene therapy, ocular allergy and AMD. Download and listen now, just search ‘The College of Optometrists’ wherever you get your podcasts.

Related further reading

The College’s Clinical Editor on renewed excitement and optimism in the profession.

Becky McCall asks how shifts in working practices caused by the COVID-19 pandemic might change the ophthalmic services workforce.

This study investigates the opinions of contact lens practitioners at the end of lockdown about the changes they implemented.