Amanda Barker-Assell, OD,
of Denver, North Carolina,
says that her profession
“has given me the opportunity
to be successful in the
areas of life that are important
It’s no surprise to eye care professionals that today’s families are facing an
eye care health crisis.
For Hannah Cho, OD, giving back is second nature.
“My dream is that one day every parent will think of their kids’ eye health as a regular part of their overall health and that taking kids to the eye doctor becomes as routine as taking them to the pediatrician or dentist for regular checkups.”
Among the U.S. population of children under the age of 5, now more than half are children of color, according to the U.S. Census
Bureau. These changing demographics bring increasingly diverse spending power among women and minority markets, in particular.
When Janelle Routhier, OD, was in optometry school, she assumed she would go into private practice after graduation.
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