PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—Black EyeCare Perspective is hosting its fourth-annual Impact HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) event this Tuesday, October 17, as part of its pipeline for Black students into optometry. Through industry partners like America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, MyEyeDr. and Warby Parker, Black Eyecare Perspective is able to raise awareness about optometry and expose students and communities to a variety of minority optometrists that share their unique journeys and diverse practice styles.

This year’s virtual event will feature a panel discussion with Drs. Kelsea Brown and Nwamaka Ngoddy both of Atlanta, Ga., as well as Dr. Lucy Kehinde Darnell from the University of Houston, College of Optometry. The theme will focus on the future of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in the eyecare industry. Students, families and community members can register for the event online here. It will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Black EyeCare Perspective, founded by optometrists Drs. Adam Ramsey and Darryl Glover, was designed, and created to cultivate and foster lifelong relationships between African Americans and the eyecare industry. Along with Drs. Essence Johnson (executive director), Jacobi Cleaver (chief program officer) and Tiffany Humes (business transformation manager), Black EyeCare Perspective is creating a pipeline into optometry for Black students.