Transitions Optical recently hosted a panel to discuss the unique eye health needs of African American and Hispanic patients at the 49th annual National Optometric Association's (NOA) Convention and CE Program in Portland, Ore.
Called "Minority Eye Health Matters," the aim of the panel was reportedly to discuss the high incidence of eye and systemic among the two largest minority groups in the U.S., and address any challenges that may prevent eyecare professionals from providing these patients with the best possible care.
The panel was reportedly moderated by NOA vice president Dr. Sherrol Reynolds, and featured panelists blogger Mila Ferrer of Familias con Diabetes; Western University College of Optometry student Fayiz Mahgoub; Dr. Edwin Marshall, professor emeritus of optometry and former vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs at Indiana University; and nurse educator Charlotte Parniawski.
A report highlighting the discussion will reportedly published this fall and made available for industry professionals to review at TransitionsPRO.com.
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Source: Transitions Optical