The annual Optometric Leaders’ Forum was held on January 31 – Feb 2 in Montreal, QC.
Over 80 leaders in Optometry attended the OLF, including representatives of the Provincial Associations, Provincial Regulators, Schools of Optometry, recent graduates, current optometry students, buying groups, and other optometric stakeholder organizations. Prior to the OLF the Optometry’s Futures Panel identified four elements of change including: Medical Retail; Consumer Orientation; Technology and Mixed Compensation. These areas and their implications were the focus of World Cafe roundtable discussions. The objective, to get feedback from optometric leaders on the urgency and level of understanding in these areas.