Multicultural Blog

Looking for ways to better serve your culturally diverse patients? Hear from the experts. This blog features insights and best practices from Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board members. Feel free to post questions and start a conversation!

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Multicultural Blog


Looking for ways to better serve your culturally diverse patients? Hear from the experts. This blog features insights and best practices from Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board members. Feel free to post questions and start a conversation!


The ECP’s Role in Curbing Diabetic Eye Disease

On October 22, 2012
Most people understand the gravity of being diagnosed with diabetes – they know it can lead to serious health problems and even death if not treated. What they don’t always know is just how big of an impact diabetes can have on their eye health and vision. I’ve found that people who have or who are at risk for diabetes often put off getting eye exams, especially if they are dealing with other pressing health issues or aren’t experiencing vision problems. Another likely reason is that they are unaware of the consequences. In fact, a new study from Transitions Optical found that approximately one in four Americans doesn’t know that diabetes can lead to eye health issues. This number includes ethnic minority populations, who are typically at higher risk for developing diabetes and related eye conditions.

Addressing Language Barriers in Your Practice

On October 3, 2012
A lot has changed since I opened Clayton Eye Center in Atlanta nearly 40 years ago. The country has become more culturally diverse – and, as a result, so has my patient base. To accommodate these changes, and better serve my patients, I have found that my practice is constantly evolving – from adding new diverse team members, to making sure that bilingual and in-language patient resources are readily available.

Participation in Health Fairs: Doing Well by Doing Good

On September 10, 2012
By now you no doubt have heard a phrase that seems to have become common lately, that “businesses will do well when they are doing good.” As cliché as they may be, refrains like this become popular because they are often so true. One way eyecare professionals can do well is through the expansion of their patient base – and one way to accomplish this is to “do good” for a new community by participating in health fairs.

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