Transitions Optical Arms Hispanic Nurses With Eye Health Education During 2014 NAHN Annual Conference
MIAMI, July, 2014 – Continuing its support of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), Transitions Optical, Inc. served as a Bronze-level sponsor and provided eye health education and resources to Hispanic nurses and educators during the NAHN 39th Annual Conference, held July 15-18 in Miami.
More than 400 attendees received information about the unique eye health risks and needs of Hispanics, and were encouraged to take steps within their own practices and communities to educate this at-risk population about the importance of getting regular eye exams and wearing the right eyewear to correct, protect and enhance their vision. Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board member, cultural diversity trainer and nurse educator, Charlotte Parniawski, RN, MSN, CNE, was also at the booth to speak with attendees.
In April 2014, Transitions Optical and NAHN announced a national partnership to reach Hispanic communities with eye health information. Resources in both English and Spanish – including the popular “What to Expect: Hispanic Eyes” brochure and bilingual Eye Disease Diagnosis Guide – will be made available to NAHN members throughout the year at nahnnet.org/transitions_optical.html.
Through the partnership, Transitions Optical will also provide education and resources to NAHN chapter heads during the NAHN Leadership Retreat in January 2015.
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses® (NAHN) is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses. NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.
Now in its 39th year, the goal of the NAHN National Conference is to heighten nursing expertise in four key areas: Clinical, Healthcare Reform, Best Practices and Nursing Career. NAHN welcomes nurses and health care professionals of many different ethnic backgrounds that are leaders in improving healthcare for the Latino population.
About Transitions Optical, Inc.
Transitions Optical is the leading provider of plastic photochromic (adaptive) lenses to optical manufacturers worldwide. Having been the first to successfully manufacture and commercialize plastic adaptive lenses in 1990, and as a result of its relentless investment in research and development and technology, Transitions Optical offers a wide variety of products, setting new standards of advanced performance to provide ever increasing visual comfort and UV protection.
Product leadership, consumer focus, and operational excellence have made the Transitions® brand one of the most recognized consumer brands in optics.
Transitions Optical has been awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award for 2013 for the fifth consecutive year.
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