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!


Community Outreach to Culturally Diverse Patients

On June 21, 2011
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’ve already detected growth in your culturally diverse patient base. Or you’re at least aware of the potential for growth. If you don’t fall into one of those two categories, research indicates that perhaps you should.

Collaborative Care: Everyone Benefits!

On May 2, 2011
In this era of health care reform, it is imperative that eye- and health-care professionals share resources and work collaboratively with each other. Especially considering how connected eye health and overall health really are.

Practicing With an Ethnically Diverse Patient Base

On April 1, 2011
I practice in an ethnically diverse community in San Diego, where I serve a large number of Asian American and Hispanic patients. Over the years, my staff and I have taken several steps to ensure all of our patients are receiving the best possible care. As ethnic minority populations continue to grow, it is becoming increasingly important for all eyecare professionals to think about the needs of the groups they serve – especially considering each ethnic group has unique eye-related concerns. For example, myopia is quite prevalent among Asians; pterygia and diabetic eye disease are relatively common among Hispanics; and glaucoma and diabetic eye disease are greater concerns among African Americans.

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