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 and OcuHub.

BLOG: Who is driving the boat?

October 3, 2016

As an avid boater, this is a sad time of the year at the Jersey shore. Boats must be pulled out of the water and winterized for storage. It was a great summer; however…

BLOG: Can you point me to the phone booth?

August 30, 2016

It seems like just yesterday when there was a phone booth on every street corner. Of course if it wasn’t a phone booth, it was a mailbox. If you need a phone…

BLOG: Sweet summer thoughts

August 9, 2016

Philadelphia has been a hot bed of political activity and important social issues this summer. Our “founding brothers” would be so proud. Of course the…

BLOG: Transforming diabetes care

July 18, 2016

I had the unique opportunity to be a member of the first class of a joint venture between the American Optometric Association and the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes…

BLOG: A model for optometric scope of practice legislation

June 20, 2016

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to provide a continuing education lecture for the Louisiana Optometric Association. It was a joint lecture with my son, Ryan P…

BLOG: A salute to our past

June 3, 2016

Last month, I had the unique opportunity to attend the celebration of my father’s 50-year anniversary of his graduation from the Massachusetts College of Optometry…

BLOG: Dissecting the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

May 16, 2016

Out on the lecture circuit last week, I mentioned MACRA and was met with a sea of blank stares. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which provides…

BLOG: Taking a broader view

April 29, 2016

April is a transition month. As a long-term resident of the Northeast, the changes that take place around me in April are astounding. The grass turns from a dull greyish…

BLOG: Who inspires you?

April 14, 2016

I have a tendency to be influenced by the people that I meet and talk with. I often find the stories of the events and happenings of other people’s lives at least…

BLOG: The optometric physician can make a difference beyond eye care

March 28, 2016

I saw a very interesting patient this month and had an experience beyond my normal role. As do most optometrists, I get to know my patients very well over the years of…