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.