Transitions Publishes New Multicultural Resources for Fostering a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Optical Industry in Canada
Transitions Optical has published new multicultural resources to help eye care professionals (ECPs) better serve their diverse patient base. A white paper and education course both titled “Fostering a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Optical Industry in Canada” are available online.
The new education course is designed to help empower ECPs to create a welcoming environment for a diverse patient base by understanding the different risks and eye health needs of the three largest and fastest-growing Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) populations in Canada: Asian Canadians, Black Canadians, and Indigenous Canadians. The course also highlights key findings from Transitions Optical’s recent eye health needs and preferences survey for multicultural patients and provides tactical steps that ECPs can take to be more inclusive in their practice.
The course will be offered live in conjunction with the Opticians Association of Canada’s Western Conference on October 15 in Burnaby, BC. It will also be available through the OAC’s On-Demand library following the Conference.
The “Fostering a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Optical Industry in Canada” white paper was created based on the consensus from a roundtable discussion featuring a panel of ECPs that took place earlier this year. Findings from the roundtable highlight the need for tailored care and continued education.
“The two new resources are a continuation of our history of support for diversity and inclusion efforts in Canada,” said Arnaud Rajchenbach, marketing and sales manager, Transitions Optical Canada. “With these new resources our goal is to support multicultural efforts within the optical industry in Canada, to help improve access to eye care and to build awareness for differing eye health needs of diverse populations among both consumers and eyecare professionals.”
ECPs can access the new white paper at Transitions.com/en-canadapro/education-product-knowledge. The education course will be available online after the Opticians Association of Canada’s Western Conference on October 15.
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