Dr. Brian Abert and Dr. Deanna Pedroza visited Chicago, Illinois for the annual American Academy of Optometry meeting this October. They took a variety of classes, including courses on low vision, contact lenses, ocular disease, systemic disease, glaucoma, ocular nutrition, and practice management. “This was my first time visiting Chicago,” said Dr. Pedroza. “I had so much fun seeing the architecture of the city!” The docs managed to take an entire day off from class, and took a boat ride down the Chicago river. Please enjoy these pictures from their adventures:
The Windy City! The weather was fantastic in Chicago except for a bit of rain. Dr. Abert took this picture from the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center Tower.
Drs. Abert and Pedroza pose over the river in downtown Chicago. What a view, huh?
We were super excited to visit Chicago for the meeting this year! Next year’s annual meeting will be in San Antonio and we hope to get to go to that meeting as well.
The docs had a great time wandering around the city. Chicago is considered a great city to explore on foot and it was easy to see why! Dr. Pedroza reported up to 16,000 steps on her watch!
Deep dish pizza! This was a highlight for Dr. Abert who has looked so forward to trying Chicago Pie. The verdict: worth the flight for a pizza alone.
What an amazing city! We were so fortunate to be able to visit this beautiful city.
What would a trip to Chicago be without a Chicago Dog? Dr. Pedroza enjoyed this Windy City classic and reported that it was “perfect!”
Dr. Pedroza met up with friends from school: from Left: Dr. Deanna Pedroza, Dr. Sonia Salas, Dr. Reena Patel, and Dr. Linda Pang. It was great to see the gang!
Here Dr. Pedroza poses in Millenium Park by the big reflective “Bean” that draws tourists (and optometrists apparently) worldwide. Even the rain couldn’t stop Dr. Pedroza from exploring the city!
Dr. Abert and Dr. Pedroza had an incredible time in Chicago and look forward to visiting again soon!
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