Optometry Panel Shares Eye Care Insights for a Challenging Economy
The Contact Lens Institute (CLI) has released the on-demand version of its latest See Tomorrow online learning event. Remarkable Resilience: Eye Care Insights for a Challenging Economy can be accessed at no charge from the CLI YouTube channel.
The 60-minute webinar centers on new research that uncovered U.S. consumer beliefs and behaviors about eye care choices, discretionary spending, and contact lens habits as financial pressures such as inflation mount. Content is designed to benefit a broad range of eye care industry professionals, including practicing optometrists and ophthalmologists, opticians and technicians, executive and administrative staff, retailers, educators, and students.
Hosted by CLI Board Member Charissa Lee, OD, event panelists—all 2022 CLI Visionaries— include Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD, of Bright Eyes Family Vision Care in Tampa, Fla.; Melanie Denton Dombrowski, OD, of Salisbury Eyecare & Eyewear in Salisbury, N.C.; Chris Lievens, OD, of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis; and Caitlin J. Morrison, OD, of In Focus: Specialty Contact Lens & Vision Solutions, Scottsdale, Ariz.
A comprehensive 12-page report that underpins the event can be downloaded from SeeTomorrowNow.com. The latest work polled 2,439 U.S. adults ages 18 and older from August 9-17, 2022, with 251 active contact lens wearers answering a series of detailed questions.
“Our live data presentation—and more importantly, discussion about how the eye care community can use the results—made a real impression among attendees,” said Dr. Lee. “Almost 95 percent of participants rated the presentation as valuable, and more than 80 percent of respondents said the event provided insights that would improve patient satisfaction and increase their revenue. Among eye care professionals who joined us, 100 percent reported they’d be more likely to discuss contact lens options with patients.”
CLI’s See Tomorrow initiative explores consumer perspectives surrounding issues that can influence contact lens fitting and wear. Past reports studying consumer contact lens knowledge gaps and pandemic-influenced attitudinal and behavioral changes are also available on the program website for free.