PRESS RELEASE: Black EyeCare Perspective: IMPACT HBCU 2023

For Immediate Release
October 16, 2023

Black EyeCare Perspective to Host Fourth Annual IMPACT HBCU Event as a Part of their Pipeline for Black Students into Optometry

  • IMPACT HBCU is a community awareness and targeted recruitment event to create and develop more Black Doctors of Optometry
  •  Although Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce about 40% of all doctors, future optometrists who identify as Black or African American make up approximately 4% of students in the 23 schools and colleges of optometry.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – Black EyeCare Perspective, founded by optometrists Drs. Adam Ramsey and Darryl Glover, was designed, and created to cultivate and foster lifelong relationships between African Americans and the eyecare industry.  Along with Drs. Essence Johnson (Executive Director), Jacobi Cleaver (Chief Program Officer) and Tiffany Humes (Business Transformation Manager), Black EyeCare Perspective is redefining the color of the eyecare industry 1% at a time by creating a pipeline for Black students into optometry.  

Through industry partners like America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, MyEyeDr., and Warby Parker, Black Eyecare Perspective is able to raise awareness about optometry and expose students and communities to a variety of minority optometrists that share their unique journeys and diverse practice styles.  This year’s event will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 17th at 8 pm EST and feature a panel discussion with Drs. Kelsea Brown and Nwamaka Ngoddy both of Atlanta, GA, as well as Dr. Lucy Kehinde Darnell from the University of Houston, College of Optometry. The theme will focus on the future of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in the eyecare industry.  Black EyeCare Perspective believes that “If you see it, you can be it,” and encourages students, families and communities to register for the impactful and informative event at:

Purchase an IMPACT HBCU now until October 26, 2023.

To learn more about Black EyeCare Perspective, their initiatives, and ways to support visit:

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