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The PODSter Issue 3 – Professional Autonomy

One of PODS’ most ardent advocacies is professional autonomy, which has been variously defined as “the quality or state of being independent and self-directing, especially in making decisions, enabling professionals to exercise judgment as they see fit in performing their job.” (www.definitions.net) We believe that protecting optometrists’ professional autonomy will redound to their patients’ benefit. How? ODs should be guided primarily by what’s in their… Read More »The PODSter Issue 3 – Professional Autonomy

The Podster Issue 1 – A Fresh Vision for Philippine Optometry

PODS’ most important advocacies are the protection of professional autonomy and the promotion of independent practice. As PODS president, I am committed to fully pursuing these objectives during my tenure, and beyond. What ties these two goals together is the advancement of the community’s vision health. Professional autonomy ensures that optometrists will be guided in their practice primarily by what is in the patient’s best… Read More »The Podster Issue 1 – A Fresh Vision for Philippine Optometry