Are Visual Problems Left Untreated in Hispanic Rural America?


I have given voice to the unrecognized and unmet need for vision therapy services in minority populations. Since learning recently through our colleague Dr. Lynn Hellerstein of a phenomenal essay on the subject by Veronica Garcia, a talented young writer who covers Hispanic-American affairs, I’ve mulled over the ideal way to introduce it to you once we received Veronica’s permission to share it.

I’ve decided that the best way is to simply say: read it slowly at a time when you can savor it. Voices like Veronica’s, non-optometrists who champion the role of vision in achieving one’s full potential, must be widely disseminated. Be sure to share the following piece far and wide in as many policy and social media circles as you can.

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