Staff Questions Part 4 Aiman Poptani

If we were to put it into words how to describe the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Chatoo it would be this

If we were to put it into words how to describe Aiman Poptani, the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Chatoo it would be this: The hardest worker in the room. From her work with us as an Optometrist and her passion project turned thriving business as a Pastry Chef, to her full time job being a Mum to three wonderful (though very cheeky) daughters, Aiman continues to mesmerise us with her tenacity and will to do more. And we are thankful to have her as part of our team.

Continuing our series of Staff interviews, we asked Aiman five random questions so you can get to know her a bit better.

1 . Why did you get into Optometry?

I was surrounded by it and it seemed like the natural progression I actually really enjoyed coming to work with my parents, seeing what they do. I wanted to make a difference and help people and optometry seemed like the thing to do, otherwise I wanted to be an MI5 agent or a Police Officer.


2. Describe your perfect birthday cake

I don’t like cake…. So instead I’d go to Pauls Bakery and get the Chocolate mousse cake or a pistachio dessert and turn it into a birthday cake


3. Where would you like your next holiday destination to be?

Anywhere that isn’t my house (laughs). I would actually like to go back to the Fairmont Hotel in Abu Dhabi, they allowed me to work in the pastry kitchen the last time I was there.


4. Contact lenses or Glasses? And why?

Personal choice is contact lenses. I feel more alert and awake when I wear them. For my patients its more down to their own needs. I always believe that starting contact lenses at a younger age is always better. It teaches kids the basic rules of hygiene and keeps their eyes healthy.


5. In five years time, what would you like to be doing?

In five years, I would like to have a good work/life balance between Optics, my work as a pastry chef and my work as a full time Mum.



And there you have five questions and five answers that will let you get to know Aiman Poptani a little better. For more blog posts like this and more, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @chatooopticians

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