National Optometric Association and Transition Optical Publish Insights from 2016 Multicultural Millennial Panel


PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—The National Optometric Association (NOA) and Transitions Optical Inc. have released an educational paper “Eyes on Millennials: The Most Culturally Diverse Generation” which touches on highlights from a panel, “Multicultural Millennial Matters” which took place during NOA’s 2016 Annual Convention in Chicago.

The panel, which was moderated by NOA vice president, Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO, included a mix of experienced and Millennial eye doctors who each have strong familiarity with both multicultural and Millennial patients.

The paper goes on to explore the following points:

• Who the multicultural Millennials are, what they value and the challenges and opportunities they present eyecare professionals.
• Cultural considerations for improving quality of care.
• Best practices and strategies from practicing eyecare professionals on how to better understand and connect with multicultural Millennials patients.

Additionally, these panelists were quoted in the paper: Lina T. Arango, OD, independent contractor, LTA Vision Corp., Miami; Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, partner, EyeLux Optometry, San Diego; Darryl Glover, OD, owner, Eye See Euphoria, Raleigh, North Carolina; Edwin Marshall, OD, MS, MPH, professor emeritus of optometry and former vice president for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, Indiana University; and Vincent K. Young, MD, chairman, Division of Ophthalmology, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

“Eyes on Millennials: The Most Culturally Diverse Generation” can be found here.