The impact of disparities in vision care is widespread—from lower test scores in school children to macular degeneration in the aging population. Gaps in early diagnosis, treatment options and access, preservation of eyesight, and more, remain for racial and ethnic underserved populations. A culmination of biases, disparities, and inequities continues a cycle of inadequate optometric and ophthalmological care, thus resulting in delayed diagnosis and suboptimal clinical management and prognosis.
In this CME Outfitters BriefCase, faculty experts will guide learners through patient case scenarios reflecting the impact of biases, disparities, and health inequities that reduce the quality of vision care for racial and ethnic underserved patients. This program will provide actionable strategies, empowering attendees to identify factors and implement changes in practice to improve vision treatment.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to recognize the impact of health inequities on vision care and individualize treatment strategies that include assessment of SDoH to improve patient outcomes.
Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.
Physicians, optometrists, PAs, NPs, nurses, opticians, pharmacists, medical assistants specializing in ophthalmology, optometry, or endocrinology
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