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The 7 mantras of Jennifer Tsai, O.D.

Jennifer Tsai, O.D.

Jennifer Tsai, O.D., has traveled to 36 countries—and the 30-year-old optometrist shares a snippet of those travels with nearly 50,000 followers on Instagram. But, it wasn’t until a few months ago that Dr. Tsai began posting there about her role as an optometrist.

“For the longest time, I wasn’t sure if it was professional for me to incorporate what I do [on Instagram]. I had an epiphany, where I was just like—it is part of me. I am multidimensional. I can be well-traveled and also be a good doctor and be able to relate to patients.”

Here, Dr. Tsai of Grand Central Optical in NYC shares her wisdom on finding balance and staying curious. —Kerri Ann Raimo

  1. Put yourself first, but not in a selfish way. Do it to be the BEST VERSION of yourself.
  2. Being WELL-BALANCED is not only important for self-growth, but to be a well-rounded practitioner.
  3. Do everything with a purpose to CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE.
  4. Traveling allows you to be more ADAPTABLE + RELATABLE, traits that are important to be able to communicate with your patients.
  5. Know where you are. If you don’t know where you are now, you can’t expect to KNOW YOUR DESTINATION.
  6. STAY CURIOUS.
  7. Offer the BEST STANDARD OF CARE and compassion for others, in every single thing you do.

To see where Dr. Tsai is off to next, follow @drjenandjuice on Instagram.