PINELLAS PARK, Fla., December, 2016 – The National Optometric Association (NOA) and Transitions Optical Inc. have released an educational paper titled “Eyes on Millennials: The Most Culturally Diverse Generation” that summarizes highlights from a “Multicultural Millennial Matters” panel that took place during the NOA’s 2016 Annual Convention in Chicago. The paper explores:
- Who the multicultural millennials are, what they value and the challenges and opportunities they present eyecare professionals
- Cultural considerations for improving quality of care
- Best practices and strategies from practicing eyecare professionals on how to better understand and connect with multicultural millennials patients
Moderated by NOA vice president, Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO, the panel included a mix of experienced and Millennial eye doctors, each having strong familiarity with both multicultural and Millennial patients. The following panelists are quoted throughout the paper:
- Lina T. Arango, OD, Independent Contractor, LTA Vision Corp., Miami
- Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, Partner, EyeLux Optometry, San Diego
- Darryl Glover, OD, Owner, Eye See Euphoria, Raleigh, North Carolina
- Edwin Marshall, OD, MS, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Optometry and Former Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, Indiana University
- Vincent K. Young, MD, Chairman, Division of Ophthalmology, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
The paper can be found online within the My Practice/ White Papers section on MyMultiCulturalToolkit.com.
The National Optometric Association (NOA) has been a leader in the cause of improving the quality and accessibility of eye care in minority and other historically underserved communities. Increasing the number of minority eye care practitioners, through student recruitment and career placement, has been the NOA’s historical focus. In recent years, the organization has expanded its activities in the areas of patient education, devising campaigns and forming alliances designed to empower at-risk populations with greater awareness of eye care issues. With hundreds of committed members nationwide, the NOA is represented in a variety of clinical settings, educational institutions and other centers of influence in the profession of optometry. NOA members also are committed role models, serving to promote better health and other endeavors in their respective communities.
For more information, visit www.nationaloptometricassociation.com.