I was recently featured in the Women of Optometry magazine. You will find the article below:
While growing up in Richmond, Virginia, Mesheca Bunyon, OD, visited a pediatric optometrist who was unlike any other. The late Alvin Baum, OD, doubled as a professional circus clown for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. “He was a rockstar,” Dr. Bunyon remembers, “I had such an awesome time…I remember the smell of popcorn, the costumes, and the staff.”
These childhood experiences sealed the deal for her future career, and in her junior year of undergrad at Morgan State University, she made the decision to become an OD. After attending optometry school at Pennsylvania College of Optometry Salus University, she married Lamont Bunyon, OD, the visionary for opening their own practice, Special Eye Care, now located in Camp Springs, Maryland for over 15 years. However, Dr. Bunyon has taken on a second major role besides co-owner—a role that has become all her own: staff development coach.
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