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Shaping a Brighter Future: Equity in Eye Care

Author: Brianna Cuenca, ABOC, NCLEC

Brianna Cuenca has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.

Course Description

This course explores the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the eye care industry. It will examine the importance of providing equitable access to eye health services, fostering diversity in the workforce, and creating inclusive healthcare environments. Through clinical research summaries and discussions, participants will learn how to apply these concepts to enhance patient care and promote social responsibility in eye care practices.

Course Objectives

  • Define diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it relates to an optician
  • Summarize why having equity in the eye care industry is important
  • Recognize the various diversity classifications that an individual can have
  • Identify diversity barriers in the workforce and analyze solutions to overcome them
  • Recommend ways an eye care organization can tailor to the needs of the communities it serves

Course Assessment

There is a 40-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NCLE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.