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Mar 29, 2022

Addressing the need for greater access in vision care

Dawn Williams, OD

Optometry Times Journal
Education, advancing technology are key to meeting patient needs

Access to vision care is a growing concern in the United States and around the world. The aging of the baby boomer generation is putting greater demands on providers around the country, including our 5-doctor, 2-office practice.

I believe we need to utilize our staff as efficiently as possible to deliver the appropriate screening, diagnostic, and treatment services to the increasing patient population in our communities.

Better access to vision care is also essential for millions of people throughout the world who are in danger of losing their vision because of undiagnosed glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, nerve impingements, infectious diseases, severe refractive errors, and a host of other serious conditions.

Without convenient access to screening and diagnostic services, they risk losing their sight.

Recognizing the importance of reaching out to individuals and families, our practice has taken a proactive approach to improving access to care on a local, national, and global level.

I have taken part in a number of corporate and community screenings to identify vision problems at the earliest possible stage……

Read more: https://www.optometrytimes.com/view/addressing-the-need-for-greater-access-in-vision-care?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=03282022_OD_eNL_UNSPONSORED&eKey=ZG9ubmFAbWFjdWxhcmhvcGUub3Jn

Source: Optometry Times

About: Dawn Williams, OD is an optometrist at See Clearly Vision in McLean, Virginia, where she provides eye services including eye health and vision examinations and eye exams for glasses and contacts lenses with a special interest in children’s vision. dawm.williams@vipeyes.com

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