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Special feature Next Gen Optometry and entrepreneurship By David Goldberg Dr. Corina Buettner has practiced optometry for 12 years. She owns and operates Nuvo Eye Centre in Ottawa and her popular practice in Canada’s capital city is the culmination of her passion for both optometry and entrepreneurship. “I’ve always known that I wanted to work as a medical professional with the goal of owning my own business,” says Buettner. 28 Optical Prism | November 2019 “My father owned his own practice as a chiropractor and growing up I was able to see his hard work but also fulfillment with being a business owner.” It’s easy for Buettner to list all the reasons she loves what she does. “Whether it’s helping someone manage their eye health, seeing the huge smile that appears on a child’s face when they put on their first pair of