At times, I would have to re-due the refractor exam multiple times with a patient because they were moving their head or looking into the laser in the machine. I felt guilty after asking a patient to repeat the exam more than twice because many patients wanted to get out of the clinic as soon as possible. But when a patient first puts on a pair of glasses that allows them to see clearly, they get the widest grin which is naturally infectious. This kind of feedback truly allowed me to see the immediate impact we can have on a person’s quality of life and pushed me to try harder to minimize the amount of times I had to ask a patient to repeat the refractor exam. Sometimes, all it takes is a smile to motivate you to work harder.