About Latinos en Optometry

About Latinos en Optometry

Latinos en Optometry seeks to gain a broader representation of Latinos within the optometry and larger eye care professional community, along with increasing eye care professional knowledge and understanding of unique cultural differences within the Latino communities they serve.

Racial and ethnic diversity among health professionals promotes better access to health care, improves health care quality for underserved populations, and better meets the health care needs of our increasingly diverse population.

Our Mission

  • Increase the number of qualified Latino students applying to Optometry schools.
  • Help eye care professionals deliver eye health care in a culturally mindful manner through ongoing education and resources to help them better serve the Latino community.
  • Generate greater public awareness and understanding of the need for eye care among the Latin American population.