Transitions Optical recognizes diversity, equity, inclusion


Transitions Optical's Diversity Advisory Board members share how eyecare professionals can incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in their lives and careers.

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, members from Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board have joined together to advocate ways for eyecare professionals to practice diversity, equity, and inclusion in both life and practice.

Members featured in the video are:

Dr. Darryl Glover, Defocus Media and MyEyeDoctor
Dr. Essence Johnson, Black EyeCare Perspective
Dr. Janette Dumas Pepper, Southern College of Optometry
Dr. Devin Sasser, Eye Clarity

Originally formed in 2010, the 2021-2022 11-member Transitions Diversity Advisory Board represents expertise in the largest and fastest-growing minority demographic groups in the United States, according to the organization.

Board members work closely with Transitions Optical on new programs that will help to improve Black and Hispanic representation in optometry, ophthalmology and opticianry, and to identify new programs and tools to support eyecare professionals in their own efforts to provide the best level of care for diverse patients.

Transitions Optical provides its industry partners with tools and education to better serve and improve communication with their culturally diverse patients.

Resources are available free-of-charge to eyecare professionals at

Those interested in being involved with the Transitions Diversity Advisory Board can contact for more information.

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