Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO, focuses his blog on the role of the optometrist in health care reform – moving from primary eye care to primary health care. He is the chief medical officer of MARCH Vision Care, the co-director of the Low Vision/Contact Lens Service at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board. 

Disclosure: Edmonds is a consultant for March Vision.

BLOG: Don't always expect new changes to make sense

November 13, 2017

The road to health care reform is not a straight line. There are twists and turns in the road, and even some dead ends and detours. With the amount of time and paperwork…

BLOG: Take a technology break

October 30, 2017

Pennsylvania is a beautiful place in the fall. The Pocono Mountains offer a wealth of warm colors that spread out over the rolling hills and valleys of the commonwealth…

BLOG: Social determinants of health

October 4, 2017

Optometrists are an important part of the American health care system. We are recognized as physicians by Medicare, and as primary care providers in the Resource-Based…

BLOG: The importance of Medicaid

September 11, 2017

In revising the American health care system, it is critical to look at current delivery systems and determine what has worked and what has failed. In looking at our…

BLOG: The case for primary care

August 28, 2017

In spite of the debate, drama and widespread awareness of the health care agenda in America, there has been no progress in resolving the most fundamental problem. This…

BLOG: Fixing the Affordable Care Act

August 9, 2017

After years of bluster and posturing, the Republican members of Congress are finding that “repealing and replacing Obamacare” is as talking about it. There…

BLOG: Review of summer sweetness

July 17, 2017

Last summer, we took a look at the sweet beverage tax in my home town of Philadelphia. At the time of publication of that blog, I thought that once the new law was…

BLOG: Thoughts on the Better Care Reconciliation Act

June 30, 2017

On June 22, 2017, the U.S. Senate Republicans released details on the Better Care Reconciliation Act. This act is very similar to the U.S. House version known as the…

BLOG: Are you at the top of your game?

June 7, 2017

This is an expression that you hear often in many aspects of life. We hear it in sports, such as the current NBA championships: “That LeBron James is really at…

BLOG: The power of stories

May 22, 2017

I love a good story. I love to hear them, and anyone who knows me knows that I love to tell them. My patients tell me stories, and I encourage them to do so.