Member Profile - Megan Sis, OD

March 15, 2024
March Member Spotlight

Where do you currently practice?
Pediatric Vision Development Center and Blaine Eye Clinic

Where are you from originally?
Mandan, ND

What school did you graduate from (undergraduate and optometry)?
North Dakota State University - 2008 (Go Bison!) and Pacific University - 2012

What are your hobbies?
Knitting, sewing, watching my kids sports (sometimes while knitting or sewing)

Tell us about your family and pets?
My husband Brandon and I met at NDSU and have been married for almost 16 years. Our boys Ben and Max keep us busy and on our toes wanting to be involved in everything from drama to swimming, karate to baseball while sprinkling in some scouts and piano. We have a 2 year old bernedoodle likes to hide her balls and ensures we are hypervigilant about food being left too close to the edge of counters.
Why do you choose to be a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association?

I love the comradery spending time with collogues and peers brings me. Being a member gives me the opportunity to get to know other like minded clinicians and share in the highs (and rarely lows) of being an optometrist.

What do you like best about the profession of optometry?
I love there is so much variation in our day to day. No one case is the exact same and we literally change people's lives with the work that we do.

Describe your favorite memory from your optometric career.
Just one?! All my favorites involve kids... one mom crying happy tears because her son no longer was qualifying for special education services after we helped him develop visual skills necessary for the classroom environment. Another happy tears mom who was in her for exam, the night before her son got in trouble for staying up too late reading under his covers and he told her 'now that I can see I've got a lot of reading to catch up on!" to try and get out of his punishment for staying up past his bed time. And my third was from a 3 year old that was watching a movie clip at distance through my phoropter... she was significantly nearsighted (minus 10 range) and not corrected. When I moved the phoropter away she told me she was sad because "it was so pretty with the glasses."

What fun fact would you like to share about yourselves that your colleagues may not know about you?
Anyone over the age of 40 is consider elderly on my patient care schedule.

Please list any articles you have written or lectures you have provided to educate others on eye care.
I've lectured to many local pediatric physical, occupational, and speech therapists about vision development. Recently I had the opportunity to present at a mental health conference about vision development with area psychologists, behavioral therapists, and both neuro/educational psychologists. I find it so fun to educate people about things very few people are taught about the visual system.

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