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Eyes on the Future

Premier Academy360™ is proud to offer new webinars to support practices in understanding diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence in optometry

Developed in partnership with the National Optometric Association (NOA), this three-part series provides educational tools that reinforce the value that Doctors of Optometry play in providing healthcare for diverse populations.

Join Ruth Y. Shoge, OD, MPH, FAAO, to explore topics including: the dimensions of diversity in optometry, cultural competence techniques to implement in your practice, and how to navigate cultural and linguistic differences with your patients.

Part 1: Eyes on the Future: Diversity & Inclusion in Optometry
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. PDT
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Doctors of Optometry are in a unique position to meet comprehensive eye care needs of diverse populations in the U.S. This first webinar of the series will review the dimensions of diversity and relevance to optometry and review general healthcare and eye care disparities.

Part 2: Eyes on the Future: Key Aspects of Cultural Competence
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
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“Cultural competence” has been used as a catch-all phrase to generally describe relating to or understanding another person’s culture; however, the term should be understood as a spectrum of ability. This second webinar of the series will review the four stages of cultural competence and techniques that you can implement to facilitate patient-centered care in your practice.

Part 3: Eyes on the Future: Cross-Cultural Clinical Skills
Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
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Cultural and linguistic differences can sometimes be perceived as barriers to providing excellent clinical care for your patients. This final webinar of the series will explore tools that can be used to elicit health beliefs, models for communication, how to effectively communicate with your patients in the exam room, and the legislation that supports language access services.