Part of a female face with inlaid eyes. Second half of the 4th century BCE Votive offering set in a niche of a pillar in the sanctuary of Asclepius in Athens. Acropolis Museum, Athens. Photograph by Tilemahos Efthimiadis, via Wikimedia Commons.
My career has been as an ophthalmology technician. I’ve done everything from cutting lenses for glasses and teaching patients to use and care for contact lenses, to diagnostic testing and surgical assisting.
As my interest in and practice of polytheism grew, I felt the need to discover and honor the patron of my profession. Asclepius is the Father of Medicine, and patron of healers