Dr. Hardeep Kataria explored and learned from a variety of settings, including multi-disciplinary, VA, private practice, and teaching, before following her passion to open an advanced dry eye clinic her way. From the start of her optometric education at NECO to her residency in ocular disease, she knew she wanted to focus on medical optometry and patient care. She and Dr. Joseph Allen (@DoctorEyeHealth) challenge the traditional mindset of the optometric career path and discuss the importance of following your own path. Her personal journey is one of constantly challenging herself, gaining self-awareness, preparing for each next step, and learning along the way. Dr. Kataria also shares her insights into her favorite advanced dry eye treatments, such as amniotic membranes, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, thermal pulsation, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Her next goal is to incorporate aesthetics into her clinic to complement her medical care and treatment.