Women with Waring: Bryna Rickett
Bryna Rickett, LASIK Procedure Client
When you step into the long corridors of MUSC, it’s easy to get lost, physically and metaphorically speaking that is. Lost in the hustle and bustle of rapid movement, voices in every direction, darting footsteps all out on missions to heal. That hustle and bustle pleasantly dissipate as you enter the Telehealth Office where you’re greeted with a warm smile. That smile belongs to Bryna Rickett, RN.
Bryna Rickett, RN has devoted the last several years of her career in Telehealth providing virtual care for an abundance of patients. The center is one of only two National Telehealth centers of excellence in the country. By marrying state of the art technology with detailed medical care, patients can be seen by physicians from any computer in the world. Rickett works to train and educate staff in order to provide the best virtual care, screen to screen.
As not only a nurse, but an active mom of two, who lives for adventure, Rickett was constantly hindered by her dependence on glasses and contacts. She shares the story of her husband having to pay for an Uber, to go get contact lens solution while on a vacation. While sitting down with Rickett, we also learned of her love for music, and how she tries to catch a live show whenever she can. Between juggling her sunglasses and prescription glasses, it put restrictions on one of her favorite things to enjoy with her husband.
New doors were opened and restrictions were lifted after Rickett found the Waring Vision Institute and had her LASIK procedure performed by Dr. George Waring. She gleams, smiling ear to ear as she says “Being able to wake up and see…hit the ground running, has been a huge, huge, improvement.”
While showing us some of the latest technology that the telehealth office has, she explained how the program has helped spread health and wellness far beyond our local community and what health and wellness means in her own life. “It’s been a huge win in my book”, she remarks about her vision correction procedure. Through her career, family life, and everything in between Rickett never slows down. She’s a go-getter with a passion for serving others. At Waring Vision we are incredibly grateful to be able to give back the gift of health and wellness that Rickett has provided to so many in the lowcountry.