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!


Paving the Way for a Culturally Competent Future: What the Next Generation of Eyecare Professionals Needs to Know

On July 23, 2013
With ethnic “minorities” projected to make up more than half of the U.S. population in the coming years, there’s no doubt that cultural competency is a primary care skill that must be understood, appreciated and practiced by eyecare professionals nationwide. While several organizations and optical companies offer professional education to help eyecare professionals become more culturally competent – as well as bilingual and in-language resources that they can share with patients – there is still a general lack of awareness that these materials do, indeed, exist and that they should be used.

Anticipating ACA and Need for Cultural Sensitivity

On June 26, 2013
There are very few medical professionals who are NOT thinking about what impact the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will have on their businesses, and eyecare professionals are no exception. There is still much uncertainty surrounding whether the PPACA will increase or decrease overall patient traffic to eyecare practitioners. While pediatric vision care will be included as an essential health benefit in all health coverage – hopefully encouraging more parents to take their children to the eye doctor regularly – the omission of it as a covered benefit for adults could have the opposite effect for this larger portion of the population.

Knowledge is Power: Educating Asian American Communities About the Eye Health Connection

On May 2, 2013
Vision is a critical part of learning. Children who don’t see their best are not likely to perform their best at school. Studies have shown that in addition to receiving poor marks, children who experience vision problems may also be more likely to suffer from self-esteem and/or behavioral issues.

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