This week in optometry: June 19-June 23


Catch up on what happened in optometry during the week of June 19-June 23.

Catch up with what Optometry Times®' shared this week:

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AOA Optometry's Meeting 2023

Optometry Times®' editorial team was on the ground in Washington, DC., bringing you the most up-to-date coverage from the 2023 American Optometric Association Optometry's Meeting.

See the coverage...

ASCRS 2023 innovation highlights

Emily Kaiser, Assistant Managing Editor

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) hosted their Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego, California, from May 5-8, 2023.

The ASCRS Annual Meeting is dedicated to anterior segment surgical education and is widely regarded as essential for enhancing clinical knowledge and surgical skills. This year’s meeting focused on therapeutic, surgical, and administrative topics; showcased the newest clinical techniques; and unveiled the latest industry innovations.

The editorial team at Optometry Times and Ophthalmology Times® provided multimedia coverage of the conference’s scientific program, including articles and video interviews with noted thought leaders. Here are some of the many highlights.

Catch up on the highlights...

Meet the LEO founding board: Dr Howard Purcell

Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO; Emily Kaiser, Assistant Managing Editor

Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, sat down with Optometry Times®' assistant managing editor Emily Kaiser to talk about his role on the founding board of Latinos en Optometry (LEO).

Founded by Diana Canto-Sims, OD, LEO has 5 goals:

  1. Increase the number of Latino students in optometry schools
  2. Provide resources and communication for Latinos in optometry
  3. Provide resources and communication for the eye care community who serve the Latino community
  4. Be a conduit between the Latino community and the eye care industry
  5. Provide CE to all optometry

See the full interview...

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