One of the greatest blessings to emerge from the troubling events of the past few months has been the uptick seen in altruistic inter-professional collaboration. And, to my knowledge, there have been very few sub-industries that have done this better than the VTOD community.
Over the past few months we have seen the emergence of incredible educational opportunities from nearly all major organizations within our collective sphere. We have also seen the development of new technology, new treatment approaches, and new ways in which to connect with and guide patient recovery.
In my evaluation, this emergence of opportunity has been unmatched by any other sub-interest of our profession, and I’m ever grateful to many of our community leaders who have rapidly initiated change for the preservation of what we all do and love.
A recent collection of the many areas in which we have seen innovation and ingenuity was recently published by one of our professions leading Optometric journals – Vision Development & Rehabilitation. Within this landmark special-edition print there are over 15 articles outlining and describing the impassioned response to this crisis by VTODs from around the world.
If you have ever been motivated or interested to join the ever-growing movement to expand access to functional vision care, this issue serves to nudge you ever closer towards making the jump to exact change.
We hope you enjoy this collection, including our clinic’s article detailing our personal perspective on Developing an Online Remote VT system, featured here: (Click to read Dr. Rollett’s article)
To peruse the many other wonderful articles penned by leaders within our profession, a link can be easily viewed online – click here to read.
Until next month,
Paul Rollett, OD, FCOVD