In 2021, Women In Optometry (WO) identified that women comprise 45.1% of the ODs practicing in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam, an increase from the 44.2 % found in January 2020. Overall, the number of female ODs practicing the U.S. increased about 14.8% in comparison to 10.7% for male ODs. This is also a trend in other countries of the world such as in the UK, Canada and Australia. VOSH/International sends its sincere congratulations and gratitude to all women optometrists who are making a difference in their patients’ lives and #Choose to challenge eye health inequality and work towards equality within the profession.
A special thanks to Tracy, Emilee, Jennifer, Neelam, Natalie, Tracey, Ann, Ruth, Vicki, Brenda, Caitlin, Kara, Audrey, Kathy. Jenee, Stacy, Lindsey, Jill, Ilara, Marina, Ruth, Yogita, Deepa, Ellen, Sandy, Bina, Marcela, Rebeca, Beatriz, Erica, Zulema, Grace, Ronela, Elenia, Linda, Adriana, Gabe, Melody, Rachel, Suzanne, Carolyn, Rosie, Chelsea, Aemie, Jennifer, Rosalia, Kim, Lori, Nanayaa, Valerie, Linda, Hannah, Autumn, Kirsten and all other women leaders and volunteers at VOSH/International.