Race in Optometry: An Honest Conversation (part 1)
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This course will examine race in optometry, and how race affects optometric training and clinical practice, specifically addressing the Black experience. A panel of Black optometrists will answer guiding questions about their experience as students, residents, and doctors of optometry, and how their race has affected their education, training, and careers. Additionally, they will address the ways we can begin conversations about race in optometry and increase awareness within the optometric community.
Moderators: Matthew Bovenzi, OD, FAAO – Primary Care Section Chief, SUNY College of Optometry Delaram Shirazian, OD, FAAO – Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry
Panelists: Darryl Glover, OD – Cofounder Defocus Media | Cofounder Eyefrica Media | Cofounder Black Eyecare Perspective Joy Harewood, OD, FAAO – Attending Optometrist, Bronxcare Health System | Adjunct Professor, SUNY College of Optometry Adam Ramsey, OD – Cofounder, Black Eyecare Perspective | CEO, Socialite Vision | Founder, Health Focus South Florida Sherrol A. Reynolds, OD, FAAO – President, National Optometric Association (NOA) | Chief of Advanced Ophthalmic Care, NSU College of Optometry of Optometry Andre Stanberry, OD, FAAO – Clinic Director, University of Waterloo College of Optometry