Health Inequities in Vision Care is organized by CME Outfitters, LLC.

Premiere Date: 25-10-2022
Credit Expiration Date: 25-10-2025

Statement of Need:
The standard of vision care greatly affects the quality of life (QoL) for patients with vision needs, and clinicians need to carefully consider their interactions with patients when prescribing and assessing patients’ vision, while also unlearning unconscious bias and the historical structural racism within vision care norms. Education, health care, economic stability, social and community context, and neighborhood/environmental factors all play into a patient’s individual needs in the context of vision care, and providers must consider all these factors when engaging with the patient and developing holistic treatment goals in partnership with patients.
In this podcast installment of a multi-prong diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) series, Drs. Peek, Ramsey, and Shoge will discuss strategies vital to combating inequities in vision care. The conversation will describe modern day issues in how unconscious bias, health disparities, and health inequities all influence quality of care and provide real-world action steps to improve vision care for all patients.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
• Analyze the influence of unconscious bias, health disparities, and health inequities on vision care.