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Health Inequities in Vision Care

Premiere Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. Medicine (accme)
  3. Nursing (ANCC)
  4. Pharmacy (acpe)
  5. PA (aapa)
  6. Optometry (ARBO/COPE)
  7. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2025


Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MScMonica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc (Moderator)
Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice in the Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Director of Research, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Adam Ramsey, ODAdam Ramsey, OD 
Medical Director, Socialite Vision
Co-Founder, Health Focus South Florida
Co-Founder, Black EyeCare Perspective
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Ruth Y. Shoge, OD, MPH, FAAORuth Y. Shoge, OD, MPH, FAAO 
Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
University of California Berkeley
Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science
Berkeley, CA

Statement of Need

The standard of vision care greatly affects the quality of life (QoL) for patients with vision needs, and clinicians need to carefully consider their interactions with patients when prescribing and assessing patients’ vision, while also unlearning unconscious bias and the historical structural racism within vision care norms. Education, health care, economic stability, social and community context, and neighborhood/environmental factors all play into a patient’s individual needs in the context of vision care, and providers must consider all these factors when engaging with the patient and developing holistic treatment goals in partnership with patients.

In this podcast installment of a multi-prong diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) series, Drs. Peek, Ramsey, and Shoge will discuss strategies vital to combating inequities in vision care. The conversation will describe modern day issues in how unconscious bias, health disparities, and health inequities all influence quality of care and provide real-world action steps to improve vision care for all patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze the influence of unconscious bias, health disparities, and health inequities on vision care.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, optometrists, PAs, NPs, nurses, opticians, and pharmacists specializing in ophthalmology, optometry or endocrinology.

Credit Information

ABIM MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Learning formats: Enduring material

Royal College MOC
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity:
This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and mitigated any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Peek reports the following financial relationships:

Consultant: Pfizer Inc.

Dr. Ramsey reports no financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Shoge reports no financial relationships to disclose.

The following peer reviewer and CME Outfitters staff have no financial relationships:
  • Shirley Michelle Franks, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC (peer reviewer)
  • Meghann Taft-Lockard (planning committee)
  • Evan Luberger (planning committee)
  • Warren Beckman (planning committee)
  • Sandra Caballero, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Susan H. Yarbrough, CHCP (planning committee)
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee)

  • Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

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