White Papers

Hard copies of white papers are available by contacting cservice@transitions.com.

Quick Facts: Hispanic Subgroups

Quick Facts: Hispanic Subgroups

Hispanic Hertiage Month is Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. This one-pager reviews insights from Transitions Optical's 2013 Multicultural Survey to assist in understanding hispanic subgroups.  

Multicultural Resources Catalogue

Multicultural Resources Catalogue

This recently updated Multicultural Resources Catalogue features new information and tools to better connect eyecare professionals with their culturally diverse patients. New resources for 2013 include ABO-accredited education courses, a series of best practice videocasts, and a Multicultural Initiative Report from Transitions Optical. 

2013 Multicultural Research: Eye Health Results

2013 Multicultural Research: Eye Health Results

Insights from Transitions Optical's 2013 Multicultural Survey. 

Cultural Connections: The 2012 Multicultural Initiative Report

Cultural Connections: The 2012 Multicultural Initiative Report

This initiative report overviews Transitions Optical’s multicultural efforts to date, including research conducted; resources available to both eyecare professionals and culturally diverse consumers; and programs executed through partnerships with industry and cultural organizations. The report also includes profiles of Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board members, who oversee all efforts and ensure they are culturally appropriate and relevant.

Focus on Eye Health and Culturally Diverse Populations

Focus on Eye Health and Culturally Diverse Populations

Recognizing that growing ethnic minority populations are at higher risk for many eye diseases, yet often have less access to and lower awareness of the need for preventive care, Prevent Blindness America and Transitions Optical, Inc. introduced a new “Focus on Eye Health and Culturally Diverse Populations” report. The report – which overviews the serious eye health risks faced by African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics – is intended to serve as both a resource and call-to-action for government agencies, policymakers, organization leaders and patient advocates to make eye health education among these groups a national priority.

The Eye Disease Diagnosis: Addressing Communication Challenges

The Eye Disease Diagnosis: Addressing Communication Challenges

This paper addresses communication barriers associated with delivering an eye disease diagnosis, and offers strategies to help eyecare professionals minimize patient anxiety and maximize understanding of the disease and its treatments.

Factors Impacting Vision Care and Vision Wear of Culturally Diverse Groups: Focus on Hispanics

Factors Impacting Vision Care and Vision Wear of Culturally Diverse Groups: Focus on Hispanics

Based on the results from a roundtable discussion, this paper overviews the eye- and overall-health needs of the Hispanic population and highlights cultural considerations and potential obstacles to providing adequate vision care.

Cultural and Linguistic Considerations for Vision Care

Cultural and Linguistic Considerations for Vision Care

Based on the results from a roundtable discussion, this paper overviews the unique eye health and communication needs of the three largest and fastest-growing demographic groups in the United States. The paper also offers strategies for providing quality, culturally sensitive vision care.

Continuing Education Courses

Boosting Business Growth by Targeting Untapped, Private Pay Patients

Boosting Business Growth by Targeting Untapped, Private Pay Patients

This education course enables optical laboratories and eyecare professionals to gain a better understanding of:

  • The business growth opportunity presented by growing, culturally diverse populations
  • The breakdown of culturally diverse consumers with and without vision insurance, and the business growth opportunity presented by private-pay patients
  • Strategies for connecting with culturally diverse patients and attracting new patients to your practice
  • The importance of leveraging professional education and patient resources tailored toward a diverse patient base, and where to find these resources

Multicultural Best Practices

Multicultural Best Practices

This education course provides strategies for reaching diverse consumers and promoting cultural competency. The course includes case studies and insights from members of Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board, as well as winners and finalists for the Transitions Academy Awards program.

Dispensing to Your Hispanic Patients (ABO)

Dispensing to Your Hispanic Patients (ABO)

This bilingual course provides tips for dispensing to and communicating with Hispanic patients, regardless of language barriers. The course can be taken online for credit, in English and Spanish, at Transitions.com/Education. The course is also available as a printed booklet and interactive DVD. To request copies, contact cservice@transitions.com.

Dispensing to Your Culturally Diverse Patients (ABO)

Dispensing to Your Culturally Diverse Patients (ABO)

This education course discusses the largest ethnic minority groups in the United States and provides strategies for dispensing to and communicating with culturally diverse patients. Contact multicultural@transitions.com to ask about in-person presentation opportunities.

Meeting the Needs of Your Culturally Diverse Patients (COPE)

Meeting the Needs of Your Culturally Diverse Patients (COPE)

This education course discusses the largest ethnic minority groups in the United States and provides strategies for doctors to better serve them in their practices. Contact multicultural@transitions.com to ask about in-person presentation opportunities.

Creating a Comfortable Eyecare Experience for Your Diverse Patients (COPE)

Creating a Comfortable Eyecare Experience for Your Diverse Patients (COPE)

This seminar provides strategies that eye doctors can implement in their practices during each stage of the eyecare experience to enhance patient communication and demonstrate their commitment to culturally appropriate vision care. Take this course online for credit at Transitions.com/Education.

The New Multicultural Consumer (ABO)

The New Multicultural Consumer (ABO)

Buying power among culturally diverse groups is growing at a rate faster than the general population – but today’s multicultural consumer has a new mindset. This course shares current research on spending attitudes and habits, changing media patterns, demographic shifts, the continued impact of acculturation and assimilation, and specific eyecare perceptions for each of the three largest and fastest-growing demographic groups. Take this course for credit at Transitions.com/Education.

Spanish-Language Courses

Transitions Optical offers a variety of education courses in Spanish. Share them with your Spanish-speaking staff.

Educational Videos

Want to learn more about the unique needs of your culturally diverse patients? Transitions Optical offers a series of videocasts, featuring insights from its Diversity Advisory Board members and Transitions Awards finalists and winners.

Bilingual and In-Language Tools

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Patient Education Resources

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