SCENE + HEARD: Discover Optometrists Key Players in Diabetes Care By Staff Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:12 PM Optometrists play a vital role in co-managing diabetes patients due in part to the disease’s prevalence and associated cost, according to a study presented at the 2018 National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting & Forum in Atlanta. In the study, 23 optometrists recruited 95 non-compliant diabetes patients. The researchers found more patients were engaged in monitoring their blood glucose after six weeks, and the number of patients who tested daily jumped by 100 percent. In this feature from Review of Optometry, find out how effective doctors of optometry can be in leveraging technology and their offices to improve diabetes care. Read More.