It's only been thirteen years since I got this diploma:
And nine on this one:
I finally got around to framing them since I have an office of my own for the first time in my professional life. We needed some credibility. This helps. Young women often don't look the way people imagine their eye doctor to look. I'm still getting the question, "How many years does it take to be an optometrist?" And other fishing-type questions. Now I can just refer them to the wall. With a flourish of the hand like Vanna White.