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Identifying and Treating Cataracts: Collaborative Care Ensures Optimal Patient Outcomes

by | Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

Cataracts are a common problem among older eye care patients. According to the National Eye Institute, more than half of all Americans age 80+ either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove cataracts. Together with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma, cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness or low vision in the United States. What are cataracts? Cataracts affect the normally clear lens of the eye, which sits directly behind the pupil. With cataracts, the...

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Phoropters Then and Now: How Digital Technology Has Changed the Modern Refractive Exam

by | Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

One of the most important pieces of equipment in any exam lane is the phoropter, used to measure refractive error. The device, which resembles a large mechanical mask, is made up of cylinders, prisms, and lenses that enable eye care professionals to determine the ideal prescription strength for patients who wear glasses or contact lenses. In the past, doctors referred to all refraction systems—both manual and digital—as phoropters. However, thanks to recent advancements in technology and the...

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Building a More Efficient, Profitable Practice: The Benefits of EMR-Integrated Digital Equipment

by | Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 was a driving force behind the nationwide adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) technology, which allows health care providers to quickly and securely share important patient information across a broad digital infrastructure to ensure optimal health outcomes. And by 2014, practitioners across the United States were required to show proof of their implementation of EMR technology, which means you have likely been using an EMR system...

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Grow Your Practice with Social Media: Simple Guidelines for Eye Care Professionals

by | Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

Whether you have been in business for years or you are just starting out and looking to build your patient population, a strong online presence is vital to your ophthalmology practice. On average, Americans spend over six hours a day online, and about one-third of that time is spent on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In addition to connecting with friends and family, people also use social media to research and find the products and services they need—including...

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