Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Study Predicts Uptick in Patient Volume over the Next Decade
The supply of optometrists and ophthalmologists is adequate through 2025. So says the results of the National Eye Care Workforce Study recently posted on AOA.com, the home site of the American Optometric Assn. What's more, ODs responding to the survey reported that they could see an average of 19.8 additional patients per week if completely booked without adding hours to their practice schedule. The increase is likely considering the new U.S. health policies, the ageing of the U.S. population, and the increase in Type 2 diabetes. The study was launched by the AOA and the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO). Read more.