Connect with us

Headlines

Do Women Earn Less Than Men in Eyecare?

mm

Published

on

There’s evidence for a wage gap.

Is there a wage gap in eyecare?

A new study suggests that for women in ophthalmology, at least, there is. And according to the American Optometric Association, there’s a similar pattern in optometry.

Reporting on the research, AOA explains that average female ophthalmologist was found to collect 58 cents for every dollar collected by a male ophthalmologist. The figure was based on a review of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) payment database for years 2012-13.

The study, published online in the January edition of JAMA Ophthalmology, included 16,111 ophthalmologists, about 20 percent of whom were women.

Advertisement

After comparing men and women with similar clinical activity, pay was still lower for women, AOA reports. The investigators said more research is necessary to determine the causes of the pay gap.  

Optometry also has a pay gap, AOA notes. The latest AOA Survey of Optometry Practice (2015) found that female practice owners earned about $41,000 less than their male counterparts in 2014, or about 33 percent less.

That’s despite the fact that far more women than men are enrolling optometry schools.

Read more at AOA

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

SPONSORED BY ESSILOR

Introducing Crizal® Rock™

Did you know three out of four people wipe their lenses on their clothes?* Or that one out of three people accidentally drop their glasses at least once a week?* It's no surprise, then, that 93 percent of wearers consider scratch-resistance an important characteristic when choosing lenses.* To prove the durability of new Crizal Rock lenses, we ran tests inspired by real life situations. To learn more about new Crizal Rock, the most scratch-resistant Crizal No-Glare lenses ever made, visit EssilorPRO.com/Crizal-Rock. *Study conducted by ⒸIpsos - Risky behaviors of eyeglass wearers - consumer quantitative research 2019 - declarative results - USA - n= 2345 eyeglass wearers

Promoted Headlines

Advertisement

Advertisement

Subscribe

INVISIONMAG.COM
BULLETINS

Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION.

Advertisement

Most Popular